BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Newseum ISIS Event

ISIS and the Digital War

Voice of America and the Newseum Institute hosted a forum on October 21 to discuss how the Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization. Read More

BBG Oct Meeting

BBG Meeting Outlines Activities in the Middle East and New Strategic Priorities

At its Oct 8 meeting, the BBG delved into the strategic priorities of the BBG Board and of newly-appointed CEO John Lansing, and to hear a detailed update on MBN operations and programming. Read More


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

Burke Awards

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.

BBG Adds New Affiliates In Bosnia, Indonesia, Uganda

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The BBG expands the reach of Voice of America with new television affiliates in Republika Srpska and Indonesia, plus a new FM affiliate in Uganda… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA Increases Reach in Bosnia Hema TV, broadcasting to Bosnians in Republika Srpska, is the newest […]

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Burma Agrees to Air VOA Programs

VOA Director David Ensor, left, with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television

Voice of America English teaching programs will soon air on Burmese state radio under the terms of a breakthrough agreement reached Tuesday in the capital, Naypyitaw. VOA Director David Ensor, who signed the agreement with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television, […]

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BBG Coverage of Tibet Cited in Global Press

Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks.   China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all […]

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Internet Security Training for World Uyghur Congress

Carlotta James of Psiphon discusses Internet security at the World Uyghur Congress

A guidebook to Internet security created for Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region and in diaspora communities around the world was the subject of a training session at the recent World Uyghur Congress (WUC) General Assembly in Tokyo. The training was led by Carlotta […]

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Vietnamese American pop singer Viennie V on Border Crossings

Vietnamese-American singing sensation Viennie V

Vietnamese-American singing sensation Viennie V says she was nervous Monday when she did an interview with Border Crossings’ host Larry London. The Los Angeles-based pop star performed two numbers, Remember Me and For You, from her new album For You.  She also talked to Larry […]

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David Ensor in Burma


VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He […]

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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election


Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language […]

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A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions […]

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

Veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein

A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as […]

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  • The Board

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