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.

Alhurra’s Egypt Coverage Honored in New York Festivals


Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television’s video presentation highlighting the network’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution was named a finalist in the New York Festivals® International Television and Films awards, in the category of Best Promotional Programs. “In 2-minutes, this presentation encapsulates Alhurra’s award-winning non-stop coverage […]

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VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas


Cartagena, Colombia — The VOA Spanish Service coverage of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia included live and commissioned reports to sixteen radio and television affiliates. Six television stations throughout the region were provided with live Skype reports throughout the day and special summaries […]

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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Discovery Over Washington


On its final flight, the Space Shuttle Discovery flew low over the nation’s Capitol as thousands took photographs and applauded. BBG photographer Magda Hishmeh, stationed on the roof of BBG headquarters at the foot of Capitol Hill, captured these images of the historic flight.   […]

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Photo Gallery: Nigerian VP Namadi Sambo Visits VOA

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Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo makes a courtesy call at VOA headquarters in Washington on April 16, 2012.  Mr. Sambo, Nigeria’s US Ambassador Ade Adefuye and other officials, held private talks with VOA Director David Ensor and the BBG Director of Strategy and Development, Bruce […]

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Photo Gallery: VOA’s Sungwon Baik in North Korea

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VOA journalist Sungwon Baik engaged in coverage activities in North Korea. Baik was among foreign journalists allowed rare access to various news events, including firsthand look at the North’s rocket launching site. Baik arrived in Pyongyang on April 7 and plans to return on April […]

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VOA Program Examines New Somali Constitution

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America begins a new weekly radio call-in show on April 15th, focusing on the draft constitution that will chart Somalia’s future. The program, which will air Sunday evenings in Somalia, features guest experts, Somali political and civic leaders, and the […]

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Russians, Americans Must Dispel Myths About Immigration, Officials Tell Journalists

MOSCOW – Russia and the United States need immigrants to sustain economic growth, but both countries face social and cultural challenges integrating new peoples into their societies, officials told journalists at a seminar on migration organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and […]

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Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media


MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors […]

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  • The Board

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