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



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

Rep. Dan Burton Appears on VOA’s Café D.C.


VOA’s Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week’s show. Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood. The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between […]

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VOA Launches English Learning for Vietnamese


Voice of America is the new on-line destination for Vietnamese speakers who want to learn American English. The Vietnamese edition of VOA’s popular language learning program went online Tuesday, and it’s loaded with useful tools that make learning English fun, and easy.  The program […]

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BBG Video Presentations, April 20, 2012 Meeting


The Broadcasting Board of Governors receives updates from its broadcasters at its monthly meetings. Frequently these updates come in the former of videos. Here are four videos that were presented to the board at its April 20, 2012 meeting held at the Miami headquarters of […]

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Public Service Recognition Week May 6–12, 2012


“Information is the oxygen of Democracy,” says IBB Deputy Director Jeffrey Trimbile in this video about the BBG and its mission. View other BBG Public Service Recognition Week Videos Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set […]

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova

Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards […]

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New VOA Hausa Show Focuses on Northern Nigeria

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Washington, D.C. — A new Voice of America Hausa Service radio show hits the airwaves in Nigeria Saturday. “Dialogue,” a half-hour program, will include the latest breaking news from reporters around the region, analysis and round-table discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic, religious, […]

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RFE’s Khadija Ismayilova Honored By International Women’s Media Foundation

(PRAGUE – May 4, 2012) Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and popular talk show host with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has received the 2012 “Courage in Journalism Award” given by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The award, presented annually to three women journalists who have “demonstrated […]

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RFA President Responds to Press Freedom Findings

Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu

Washington D.C. — Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu responded to Freedom House’s 2012 Freedom of the Press survey that classified all six of RFA’s broadcast countries as “Not Free” with North Korea as the worst-rated country on the […]

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Video: BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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RFE/RL’s World Press Freedom Day Video


On World Press Freedom Day, RFE/RL pays video tribute to journalists working in some of the world’s most dangerous and restrictive environments to report news and document censorship, despite a glaring lack of basic media freedoms. WATCH: RFE/RL marks World Press Freedom Day According to […]

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  • The Board

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