Media Development

The Office of Strategy and Development promotes the BBG’s mission through a wide range of projects that strengthen free and open media worldwide to provide accurate, objective and balanced news and information to audiences overseas. Principal activities include:

  • Public-Private partnerships with U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations and commercial and public broadcasters to create programs that support democratic institutions, good governance, the free flow of information and the free enterprise system.
  • Supporting multi-platform news and information programs
  • Training journalists, editors and media executives in sales and marketing, basic journalism, ethics, investigative, health and business reporting, among other subjects.

2015 Training Activities

2014 Training Activities (click here)

2013 Training Activities (click here)

 

  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

    “RFE”RL

    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.


    1 year 4 months 27 days

    in prison

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  • Contact the Office of Development

    Office of Development
    330 Independence Ave., S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20237
    Phone: 1 (202) 382-7164
    E-mail: Development@voanews.com