Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for our annual David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards ceremony. The awards recognize courage, integrity and professionalism of journalists from each of the BBG networks—Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí).
Voice of America
Heather Murdock, VOA Middle East Correspondent, for the strength, courage and journalistic skill she demonstrated while documenting the drive by coalition forces to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Uzbek Service, for their tireless and courageous determination to break stories and provide Uzbekistan’s citizens with a means to speak truth to power, despite grave risks to themselves and their families.
Office of Cuba Broadcasting
Ricardo Quintana, Marti journalist, for documenting the difficult and dangerous immigration routes that many Cuban migrants took in their attempt to reach the U.S.
Radio Free Asia
Albert Hong, Jae-wan Noh, and Hee Jung Yang, Korean Service, for their fastidious investigative reporting that exposed a forced labor scheme by the North Korean government in seven countries.
Middle East Broadcasting Networks
Alhurra-Iraq correspondent Abdul Hamid Zebari and cameramen Yaser Salim and John Saeed, for taking extreme risks to accurately and objectively report on Iraq’s deepening catastrophe as a result of ISIS’s inhumane actions.
About the BBG
The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an independent international media organization overseen and funded by the US government, puts objective, professional news and information content to work on behalf of U.S. global interests and national security. USAGM networks include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí), Radio Free Asia, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa) and the Open Technology Fund. USAGM programming has a measured audience of 354 million in more than 100 countries and in 62 languages.