Board Meeting (post)

BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on December 18 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. More

Our Neighborhood

Cairo Comes To Life On Alhurra TV

Alhurra Television's new series Our Neighborhood, takes an in-depth look at the communities in Cairo, which is home to more than 18 million people.  Read More

Khadija

BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

“Khadija’s arrest is just another attempt by the Azeri government to silence its critics and restrict press freedom in Azerbaijan,” said Chairman Jeff Shell.  Read More

Storytelling Panel

BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

Six award winning media executives, including Soledad O'Brien and Morgan Spurlock discussed engaging audiences in this standing room only event. More info

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Ebola

Ebola Experts And Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

VOA’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum for a town hall meeting on Ebola. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created a dynamic environment for a wide-ranging discussion focused on the Ebola crisis in western Africa. Read More

VOA Program Buenos Dias America Marks 50th Anniversary

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2011 — “Buenos Dias America,” Voice of America’s popular Spanish language radio program, marks its 50th anniversary of broadcasting to Latin America Friday, with a tribute to the pioneers of the show and the historic events they covered, including the death […]

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International Broadcasters Call For Action Over Jamming

International broadcasters – Voice of America (VOA), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle (DW), Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF) and Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) – have condemned the deliberate interference of satellite broadcasting signals to silence independent media and prevent free access to information. […]

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Reportage Covers the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

As part of its special coverage of the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, Alhurra-Iraq aired an hour-long special episode of Reportage on Sunday, December 4th, entitled End of the Mission. This episode explored opinions and views of several […]

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Al Youm Gets Added Value From its Interviews

It might be called newsmaker value added. Al Youm, Alhurra’s evening news magazine, is pioneering an innovative set of techniques to squeeze greater value from the celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers who appear on their sets. The goal is to take that visit and use […]

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C-Span’s Look at U.S. International Broadcasting

C-Span’s “The Communicators” recently took a look at U.S. international broadcasting, interviewing officials from the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Voice of America (VOA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Carlos Garcia-Perez, director of the OCB, which runs Radio and TV Marti, discussed the […]

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VOA’s “Beyond the Headlines” on Pakistan’s Express News

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2011 — ‘Beyond the Headlines,’ Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st. The program, called ‘Khabron Se Aage’ in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this […]

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RFE/RL Dedicates Monument To Jewish History At Prague Headquarters

Prague, Nov. 29, 2011 — Joined by leaders and members of the Prague Jewish community, U.S. embassy officials, and the Lord Mayor of Prague, RFE/RL President Steve Korn unveiled a monument Tuesday recognizing the historical significance of the Hagibor site on which RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Elections

  (Springfield, Va., November 23, 2011) Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s team of correspondents are positioned throughout Egypt to provide extensive coverage of the first round of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. Coverage of the election started the week leading up to the election with reports from […]

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VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Voice of America’s Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia’s emergence as a democratic member of the European community. VOA Director David Ensor […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael P. Meehan
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant