Before joining the rest of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its meeting in Prague, BBG member Matt Armstrong traveled to South East Asia to gain first-hand knowledge of the local media environment and of U.S. international media operations in the region.

VOA Co-Produces Dangdut Singing Competition for National Television in Indonesia


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Question: What do you get when you blend Arabic, Indian and Indonesian music? Answer: Dangdut.  And what do you get when American singers compete to be the best in the U.S. at Dangdut, a genre that has millions of fans in Indonesia? Dangdut in America.  Think American Idol — with a twist.