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

VOA Spanish on Mobile Phones in Latin America

Mobile phone users from Mexico to Peru can now listen to Voice of America’s Spanish language news bulletins, thanks to a new VOA partnership with AudioNow and its patent-pending technology that can stream radio content to any phone. By simply dialing up the free service, […]

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Alhurra Interviews Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Alhurra Television’s correspondent Raed Fakih conducted an in-depth interview with the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the Alhurra program Al Youm.  Mr. Rumsfeld discussed the Arab uprising, the Syrian regime crackdown of protesters and the death of Osama bin Laden.  The following are some […]

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Alhurra Brings Equality to the Middle East

Alhurra re-launches Equality, the first Arabic-language program on rights of women in the Middle East, with Saudi journalist Maisaa Al Amoody. The new season of the program, which offers ground-breaking discussions and an in-depth look at the rights of women in the Middle East, will […]

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David Ensor Sworn in as New VOA Director

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson swore in David Ensor as the new Director of the Voice of America.  Isaacson highlighted Ensor’s distinguished career as a journalist and broadcaster for NPR, ABC and CNN as well as his recent work as Director for Communications and Public Diplomacy […]

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In Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Ashe Awards RFE Literary Prize, Discusses Local Media Environment

At a ceremony Wednesday in Baku, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Member Victor H. Ashe presented Musa Efendi with the Oxu Zali (“Reading Room”) literature award. Efendi, 20, was recognized for his short story, “Taken Away,” which bested over 200 other submissions in a writing […]

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Al Youm Anchors Meet with Egyptians for the Chance to Appear on Program

Alhurra Television’s Al Youm’s co-anchors met with thousands of fans in Cairo’s Tivoli Dome during their two-week campaign asking viewers to ‘tell us your story.’ Viewers were given the opportunity to meet anchors Amr Khalil and Engy Anwar and give a brief interview about why […]

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VOA Hosts TweetChat With Pakistani Rights Activist and Rape Victim Mukhtar Mai

Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai, whose struggle for justice began after she was gang-raped in 2002, participated in a groundbreaking VOA-moderated TweetChat Wednesday, describing herself as “neither rebel nor saint, just a woman who wants equality.” Mukhtar Mai attracted international attention when she defied […]

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VOA and Pakistan Celebrated 100th Edition of “The Platform”

Voice of America and the Pakistani cable TV channel, Express 24/7, celebrated the 100th edition of their groundbreaking co-production, “The Platform,” with a special program Tuesday featuring a live studio audience in Pakistan posing questions to guests in the United States. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary […]

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Governor Ashe Visits Azerbaijan

During a June 13-16 visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Victor H. Ashe met with Azeri officials to familiarize them with BBG broadcasting and to raise the issue of restoring international broadcasting to the domestic airwaves. On Jan. 1, 2009, the government of Azerbaijan banned […]

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New York Times Explores BBG Broadcasting in the "Age of Twitter"

The New York Times’ Mark Landler reports on the “significant strides” made and the ongoing challenges faced by BBG broadcasters as they adapt their traditional journalistic mission to the evolving technologies of the digital landscape. The Times also highlights the Board’s plans to update broadcasts […]

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  • The Board

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