Burke 2013

BBG Announces Burke Award Winners

The BBG announced the winners of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting.  More

MBN- Al Hayah TV

Powerful Partnership

Alhurra and Al Hayah TV 2 joined together to create a series of high-profile interviews with the Egyptian presidential candidates last year in order to citizens to hear what each had to say in their own words. More

OCB- AntennaLive

Antena Live

Antena Live, a TV Martí half-hour magazine style show, is hosted in Miami. As the U.S. presidential campaigns gained steam, the team went on the road to broadcast live each night of the Democratic and Republican Conventions. More

RFA- Commuter Protests

Risky Reporting

Radio Free Asia reports from some of the most dangerous regions in the region. Throughout China and Tibet, reporters risk their lives to accurately cover protests. Read More


More Than Just News

While the Somali constitution was in its drafting stages, Voice of America’s Somalia service was a crucial resource for the country’s government and people. VOA continues to bring together officials and the public through town hall meetings and weekly call-in shows. Read More


Compelling Stories

Journalists working for RFE/RL take big risks to tell important stories. Here are five of the most compelling stories, as voted on by the organization itself.

International Broadcasting, Then and Now

Then and Now

“The news may be good or bad, we shall tell you the truth.” So began early broadcasts from VOA during World War II. Today, U.S. international broadcasting is still demonstrating the power of balanced and credible journalism. Watch »

Our Broadcasters

Bringing News and Information to People Around the World in 61 Languages.

On October 1, 1999, the Broadcasting Board Governors (BBG) became the independent federal agency responsible for all U.S. government and government sponsored, non military, international broadcasting. This was the result of the 1998 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act (Public Law 105-277), the single most important legislation affecting U.S. international broadcasting since the early 1950s.

Every week, more than 206 million listeners, viewers, and Internet users around the world turn on, tune in, and log on to U.S. international broadcasting programs.

While the “Broadcasting Board of Governors” is the legal name given to the federal entity encompassing all U.S. international broadcasting services, the day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual BBG international broadcasters: the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra, Radio Sawa, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Radio and TV Martí, with the assistance of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).

If you’re interested in learning more about the BBG entities, here are fact sheets about them: