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.

VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four […]

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On Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa: Sen. McCain Discusses Syria


Springfield, Va. — During recent interviews with Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the situation in Syria, saying the United States stands with opposition forces who crave freedom. Speaking with Radio Sawa, McCain addressed the Arab League’s decision not to call […]

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BBG, Gallup Partner on Research

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup today detailed the ways in which their new partnership is helping the BBG inform, engage and connect with people worldwide in order to better serve their needs and support U.S. foreign policy and national security […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Arab League Summit


Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will have extensive coverage of the Arab League Summit being held in Baghdad on March 29, 2012. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 5:00 (all times GMT) and continue through 21:00. Radio Sawa will extend selected newscasts […]

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VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ Hits iTunes Store


Washington, D.C. — OMG! Meiyu, Voice of America’s trendy Chinese-English video blog, is attracting new fans at the iTunes store, where Jessica Beinecke’s popular teaching segments are now available for free as podcasts. Millions of people in China and elsewhere have come to love Jessica’s […]

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VOA Covers Supreme Court Health Care Protests

Carolyn Presutti covers Obamacare demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the opening day of oral arguments.

VOA was there as one of the most closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court cases in years began Monday with oral arguments in a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – the signature achievement of his presidency so far. Analysts say the outcome of […]

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García […]

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Gallup Joins BBG to Examine Media Freedom

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Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup as they discuss how the world’s populations perceive media freedom within their countries. They will also share data on citizens’ confidence in their media. A central part of the BBG’s statutory mandate is to support freedom […]

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul


In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. […]

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Sec. Clinton Salutes Radio Sawa on its 10th Anniversary

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Springfield, Va. — Today, Radio Sawa marks its 10th anniversary of broadcasting to millions of listeners across the Middle East. Since its launch in 2002, Radio Sawa’s innovative style of mixing accurate and objective news with popular music has gained the appreciation of its Arab […]

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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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