Paris Attacks

Middle East Broadcasting Networks Cover Paris Attacks

Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided up-to-the-minute, accurate information on the Paris attacks and subsequent calls for unity to their audiences in the Middle East. More info

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

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

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

Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman Discusses Libya, Syria and Lebanon During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman discussed the U.S. meetings with Qaddafi advisors, Syria’s announcement to restrict movement of the U.S. Ambassador and Lebanon’s boundary dispute with Israel. The interview was cited in dozens […]

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Alhurra Talks to the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

In an exclusive interview with Alhurra Television, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen discussed the presence of additional U.S. troops in Iraq, the situation in Libya, the growing Iranian role in Iraq, the situation in Syria and the House Foreign […]

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Cuban Dissident Listened Daily to VOA-Radio Marti Show

One of Cuba’s most prominent dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, says the joint Voice of America – Radio Marti program “A Fondo” kept him informed about news events during his long incarceration in a Cuban Jail. Ferrer, who had been serving a 25 year sentence […]

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Alhurra Interviews South Sudan’s Vice President

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, sat down for an interview with Alhurra television after the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.  Mr. Machar discussed the […]

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BBG Board Meets to Further Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 14 to further the ongoing, comprehensive strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting. “We have an important opportunity and profound responsibility to position U.S. international broadcasting for the future. These ongoing consultations will lead shortly to recommendations […]

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BBG Executive Director Briefs Group on Proposed Smith-Mundt Changes

BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble briefed the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy today about the Board’s position on Smith-Mundt, particularly seeking to repeal the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG broadcasts. The meeting was held on the Hill and was an excellent opportunity to discuss […]

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VOA to Provide Content to Colombia’s El Tiempo

Voice of America and El Tiempo, one of Latin America’s oldest and most respected news organizations, have reached an agreement that makes VOA news reports available to El Tiempo’s growing 24-hour cable TV service in Colombia. The agreement gives El Tiempo full access to VOA […]

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RFE/RL Reporter Fined For Covering Belarus Independence Day Protest

An RFE/RL correspondent in western Belarus has been found guilty today of taking part in an illegal protest and fined the equivalent of about $200. Mikhal Karnievich, a correspondent with RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, was detained on July 3 while reporting on protest events […]

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Dalai Lama on Anniversary Year

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at its Washington, DC headquarters. The Tibetan spiritual leader made remarks on RFA’s 15th anniversary year to staff from all nine RFA language services, commending them for delivering a free press to closed societies. […]

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  • The Board

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