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

Sen. McCain Speaks with Alhurra TV About Israel and Iraq

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In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to […]

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Alhurra Journalists on the Front Lines

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Every day, Alhurra Television’s dedicated team of journalists regularly risk their lives to bring viewers the latest news and information from the Middle East. On Sunday, July 13th, Alhurra correspondent Maithem Al Shibani and his cameraman were embedded with an Iraqi military convoy in North […]

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VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

VOA's Ahmad Fawad Lami (right) interviews President Karzai on Monday, July 14 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry in which the Afghan government agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the June […]

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RFA Covers China’s Crackdown on Religion

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie in detention in February 2014.

As a part of its continuing coverage on China’s increasing religious crackdown, Radio Free Asia spoke with the family of a Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison. Zhang Shaojie was charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order,” a move […]

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BBG Expands its Ukraine Programming

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The BBG is responding to the continuing need for accurate news and information in Ukraine with new Ukrainian and Russian language programming and new distribution partnerships. To reach ethnic Russian populations in eastern Ukraine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America have added more […]

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Citizen Journalists Attacked, Martí Programming Seized in Cuba

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MIAMI- Cuban authorities have violently arrested several citizen journalists and confiscated their recording equipment along with DVDs containing Television Martí programming.  Five reporters who frequently contribute to Martí Noticias were assaulted during a July 4th crackdown. The following day, dozens of additional disks containing TV […]

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Alhurra Wins at the Spring CINE Golden Eagle Awards

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Alhurra Television has won a 2014 Spring CINE Golden Eagle Award for the television promo showcasing the documentary Egypt in Crisis. It was recognized in the category of Best Commercials and Promotions. Egypt in Crisis is an hour-long documentary that examines the complex situation in […]

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MBN Programming Commemorates Ramadan

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Alhurra is marking the holy month of Ramadan with daily reports from the U.S. and across the Middle East and North Africa within its prime-time newscasts.  Reports include stories about how Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fasting; how Yemenis are observing Ramadan amid tribal conflicts […]

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Members of Congress Speak with RFE/RL in Azerbaijan

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq conducted separate interviews with U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Ben Cardin and Representative Chris Smith, in Baku this week as members of the U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in […]

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  • The Board

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