DPRK Test

BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source of accurate and reliable information in the press-restricted country. Read More

 

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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

Burke Award Ceremony

David Burke Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16, the BBG presented its highest recognition, the David Burke Awards, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Watch the ceremony here

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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.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

BBG Condemns Jamming, Intimidation as Threats to Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its enduring outrage over persistent attempts to stifle the free flow of news and information through satellite jamming, intimidation and the detention of journalists in Iran, Syria, Cambodia, Ethiopia and elsewhere. During the BBG’s Oct. 11 meeting, Presiding […]

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BBG Presents 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards

Karen Caballero of Radio and TV Martí receives a Burke Award from BBG Presiding Gov. Michael Linton.

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) presented the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting during its regular monthly meeting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; […]

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Internet Freedom, Innovation Top BBG’s Agenda at Conference in Saudi Arabia

Michael Meehan

Riyadh — The Broadcasting Board of Governors promotes Internet freedom because the unhampered flow of information is a prerequisite for democratic and economic development, BBG Board member Michael Meehan said at a conference in Saudi Arabia today. Read Meehan’s prepared remarks. “Global citizens are using […]

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Alhurra Teams Up With MacNeil/Lehrer for Documentary Series on U.S. Elections

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Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are joining efforts to co-produce a new documentary series for Arab audiences on the 2012 U.S. elections.   The Making of Democracy will provide viewers from Morocco to Oman with a behind the scenes look at the […]

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BBG Gold Medal Awards (Video)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) annually presents Gold Medal Awards to employees in recognition of exemplary contributions to the agency’s mission. Watch the BBG’s 2012 Medal Awards program on demand: Windows Media Broadband On Demand The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal […]

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BBG Board Meeting, October 11, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will hold a full board meeting from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The BBG will recognize the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards winners. The Board also will receive and […]

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Gov. Ashe Meets RFE/RL Staff in Tbilisi

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Member Victor Ashe recently returned from a visit to the Republic of Georgia, where he met with staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s current bureau in Tbilisi and toured the broadcaster’s new bureau facility, which is currently being prepared for occupancy. […]

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Taking the Oath at BBG

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When new employees join the BBG team, the onboarding process now includes a modest swearing-in ceremony with our executive leadership including International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and VOA Director David Ensor. “These ceremonies give new employees a chance to meet the management team and […]

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BBG Renews Its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

Bashar Fahmi

It has been 50 days since the capture of Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal in Syria; the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) emphatically renews its call for their release. On Aug. 20th Fahmi and Ünal were in reporting from Aleppo, Syria […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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