Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Tajik Government Blocks RFE/RL Website

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Access to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, has been blocked in Tajikistan since last night, only days after authorities blocked Facebook inside the country. Beg Zukhurov, the head of the State Communications Service, confirmed Radio Ozodi’s blockage in an interview with the news portal Asia […]

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VOA Vietnamese Website Gets Big Results Despite Small Staff

Multimedia production specialist Chau Tran (left) and Web Editor Stephanie Tu are among the talented staff at VOA's Vietnamese Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite its small size, VOA’s Vietnamese Service packs a big punch. The service’s website reached 2.2 million people in October.  That’s 16 percent of Voice of America’s total online traffic, and an impressive feat for a staff of only 14 people who […]

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Estado de SATS Producer Rodiles is Released From Cuban Jail

On his Facebook page Antonio Rodiles posted this celebratory picture with friends shortly after his release from a Cuban jail.

Miami — After 19 days in a Cuban jail, Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, is a free man. Charges of “resisting authority” were dropped after the prominent opposition leader paid a nominal fine on Nov. […]

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The BBG Calls for the Release of Bashar Fahmi

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors renewed its call for the release of Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi, last seen in Syria 100 days ago. Fahmi disappeared in Aleppo along with cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who was released after 90 days in captivity. Fahmi and […]

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Border Crossings Marks Anniversary with Music Legends

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It has been a banner year for Border Crossings host Larry London, who had a chance to sit down with the Jacksons recently to talk about their success, their 2012 tour, and the 2009 death of their brother, pop music legend Michael Jackson. Larry says […]

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VOA Children’s Poetry Program

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A VOA Pashto language children’s poetry program is getting credit for encouraging young people to go to school in the volatile Pakistan-Afghan border region. The Deewa radio program, Jump Jump Camel, is the first such international Pashto broadcast.  It went on the air earlier this […]

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VOA Radio Show Encourages Entrepreneurship in Burundi

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Washington, D.C. – A new VOA radio program about entrepreneurship is attracting a lot of interest in the African nation of Burundi, where people see building a business as a path to success in a country with high unemployment. The weekly Kirundi-language program, Tujahe, provides […]

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