USAGM released annual impact numbers indicating its programming is reaching larger audiences than ever despite increasingly challenging media environments. The measured weekly audience grew to 345 million people in FY 2018, from 278 million people in FY 2017, an unprecedented increase of 67 million.
VOA becomes the first international broadcaster to air content in Lingala, the language spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa Republic and Angola.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) welcomed a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision to extend its order banning public authorities in Ukraine from accessing cell phone data belonging to RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalist Natalia Sedletska.
BBG appoints veteran journalist Tomás P. Regalado as Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB).
A Radio Free Asia (RFA) documentary, Behind the Walls: Three Uyghurs Detail their Experience in China's Secret 'Re-education' Camps, interviews former Uyghur inmates of the notorious “political re-education camps” in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alhurra Television enhances its roster of programs that encourage critical thinking, honest dialogue and analytic debate with two new shows, Islam Hurr (Arabic for “Free Islam”) and Forbidden.