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

Panel Discusses Broadcasting in Africa

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Mwamoyo Hamza, the chief of the VOA Swahili Service and Joan Mower, the head of Development and Training at the BBG, spoke today at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Policy and Leadership-Public Diplomacy Council event on U.S. international broadcasting in Africa. They joined fellow […]

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Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

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On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in […]

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VOA Provides Critical Coverage of Ebola Outbreak

Liberian soldiers in a medical truck, with papers on it reading 'EBOLA MOST GO' drive past as they patrol streets to prevent panic, as fears of the deadly Ebola virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

With a deadly outbreak of Ebola under way in West Africa, Voice of America is providing critical and extensive information about the epidemic to those in the region. Ebola took root in Guinea five months ago and has recently spread to other West African countries, […]

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To Be Where the Audience Is — Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting

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WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released “To Be Where the Audience Is,” a report that found shortwave radio to be essential to listeners in target countries, but of marginal impact in most markets. The report’s recommendations came after a […]

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New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) — Kurdish media habits are similar to that of the national population of Turkey, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Amidst reduced press freedoms, younger people across Turkey are looking toward the Internet and […]

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USIM Provide Coverage and Analysis of MH17 Crash Response

Dutch and Australian investigators along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing comprehensive coverage, including U.S. and international reaction to the July 17 downing of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. VOA’s Ukrainian and Russian services provided live video streaming and text updates of President Obama’s reaction […]

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VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EST) at the 20thInternational AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John. The […]

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Members of Congress Talk to Alhurra About Iran, Syria and Hamas

Representative Engel speaks with Alhurra about sanction on Iran.

Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar spoke with several members of Congress following the forum on ‘Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal.’ Following the event, Abtar talked briefly to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) who stated that if Iran is not acting in good faith […]

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CPJ Director Speaks to BBG, VOA About Protecting Journalists

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Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday to speak with senior editors at the Voice of America and senior executives from the International Broadcasting Bureau about the challenges of keeping journalists safe in today’s media environment. Threats […]

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Radio Sawa Makes its Mark on Mauritania

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Just three weeks following the launch of Radio Sawa in Mauritania the localized stream is proving to be a big hit in the North African country. Listeners are tuning in and participating on Radio Sawa’s on-air programs. The network was launched on June 25, 2014, […]

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  • The Board

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