Burke 2014

BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. Read More.

RFE/RL Desperate Honeymoon

RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” Documentary Wins New York Festivals Awards

RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Read More.

MBN, RFERL, VOA- Iraq coverage

Comprehensive Coverage in Iraq

As violence escalated in Iraq, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors brought swift and comprehensive coverage to audiences throughout the region. More

OCB- AntennaLive

Exclusive Jailhouse Interview

The incarceration of Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats did not prevent TV Marti’s Karen Caballero from interviewing one of Cuba’s biggest free-speech advocates. More

RFA- Uygher Coverage

Uyghur Unrest

Radio Free Asia has been closely following the escalating violence between the Chinese government and the Xinjiang region’s Uyghur minority.   Read More

VOA-Silver Medal

VOA Takes Medal And Finalist Prizes At New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

Journey 1945: China’s Path to Victory, the tale of two Chinese veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group organized by the U.S. Government to aid Chinese Government during WWII, won a silver medal. Read More

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. See the interactive timeline.

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 226 million listeners, viewers and Internet users around the world turn on, tune in and log onto 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), the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN – Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB – Radio and TV Martí), with assistance from the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).