About UsSubmitted by admin on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 07:01
America Abroad Media's mission is to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking, and empower self-governing citizens worldwide.
To achieve this mission, we have a range of domestic and international initiatives, including radio programs, television documentaries, international town halls, panel discussions, educational modules, and journalism fellowships. So if you’re curious about international affairs, there’s something here for you.
America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
Anchored by public radio host Ray Suarez, this monthly program covers global issues ranging from the challenges in Iran and North Korea, to the European debt crisis and the roots of the Arab Spring.
The hour-long broadcast combines original reporting, expert analysis, and historical pieces that incorporate archival audio and eyewitness accounts.
No other public radio program devotes the same time, depth of coverage, and level of analysis to a single issue in international affairs.
America Abroad airs on more than 100 NPR stations around the United States.
America Abroad Beyond the Broadcast (BTB) is a roundtable discussion series designed to engage policymakers, academics, journalists and experts in thoughtful discussion of international issues.
Timed to coincide with the release of America Abroad public radio documentaries, AAM hosts two types of BTBs: (1) on-the-record gatherings that are open to the public and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation about the issues presented in each show; and (2) off-the-record events that aim to provide a more discrete forum for policymakers to engage in direct, candid dialogue with each other and with AAM journalists, yielding insights and discussion that might not take place in a public forum. AAM believes these interactions have the power to lead to more effective and accountable decision-making.
BTB panels are moderated by members of AAM’s Advisory Board, featuring commentary from America Abroad producers, and include excerpts from the latest show.
America Abroad International Town Halls are international town-hall-style meetings that connect American and foreign audiences for discussions about critical international issues of mutual interest. The series began with Joined by War, a citizen-to-citizen dialogue between audiences in Washington and Kabul to discuss issues related to the war in Afghanistan. Hosted by Kojo Nnamdi, these programs are produced in partnership with WAMU 88.5FM in Washington and radio partners overseas.
The Pakistan Information Network (PIN) is a partnership initiative between America Abroad Media (AAM) and three of Pakistan’s leading television networks: Express News, Dunya TV, and ARY TV. The partnership began in 2010 with the establishment of Express and Dunya’s first and only U.S. news bureaus at AAM’s headquarters in Washington, DC. PIN has since expanded to include a range of co-produced news, documentaries, town halls and entertainment programming for broadcast on Pakistani television.
Afghan Media Productions (AMP), is an independent production house, opened in October 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. An affiliate of AAM, AMP represents a unique opportunity for an Afghan-led production team to build independent media capacity in Afghanistan while exposing an Afghan audience to high-quality, locally produced content.
Association Tunisie Media (ATM), is a collaborative project with Tunisian media that provides informative and engaging programming for the Tunisian people at a crucial moment in their country’s democratic transition. ATM partners with leading Tunisian radio and television stations to produce a series of town halls on key areas of Tunisia’s democratic transition including governance, political participation, freedom of expression, and the economy.
The AAM Journalism Fellowship Program brings prominent broadcast journalists from the Middle East and Muslim world to the United States to learn about and report on key foreign and domestic issues, as well as to educate American journalists, experts, and policymakers about their countries and cultures. While in the U.S., fellows produce documentaries for broadcast in their home countries, participate in conferences and high-level policy briefings, and learn production techniques from experienced broadcast media professionals. Past fellows have included hosts from Al Arabiya (Dubai), Al Iraqiya (Iraq), Jordan TV, Nile TV (Egypt), Metro TV (Indonesia), and TRT Turkey.
AAM Insight is our exclusive web series providing in-depth, firsthand perspectives on world affairs. These interviews with policymakers, international leaders, academics, authors and artists examine critical issues around the globe.
AAM's Educational Outreach Initiative provides online educational modules with unique multimedia materials to students. Via iTunes University, these programs provide access to academics, artists, historians, politicians, and policymakers who share their expertise and insight in both audio and video interviews.