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’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ on Location in Beijing with of Black Eyed Peas

Washington, D.C. — December 20, 2011 — Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s hit Chinese language video blog, OMG! Meiyu, was on location in Beijing this week, where she enlisted the help of internationally known entertainer, the Black Eyed Peas producer and frontman. Jessica, […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Honors the Late Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC, December 19, 2011 — The Broadcasting Board of Governors honored the life of the playwright, activist and former Czech President Vaclav Havel with the following statement. “Vaclav Havel was a pivotal force for freedom for his people as well as for others who […]

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Ashe Marks VOA Broadcast Milestones

Marking a series of international broadcasting milestones, BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor congratulated the staffs of VOA language services in Washington, DC. Ashe noted, for example, that early broadcasts in Cantonese and Mandarin by what is now VOA’s China Branch actually […]

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RFE/RL Honors Life of Vaclav Havel

(PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC — December 18, 2011) RFE/RL President Steven W. Korn made the following statement on the death of Vaclav Havel: “Friends of democracy, free media and the fundamental dignity of all people have lost a great friend today, with the passing of Vaclav […]

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Ashe Visits Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Alhurra and Radio Sawa staff during a visit to the headquarters in Northern Virginia. Governor Ashe discussed the challenges facing the broadcasters, as well as the changes in the region since the Arab Spring. Ashe, pictured with Alhurra staff, […]

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Alhurra Co-Produces a Five-Part Documentary Series on the Arab Spring

(Springfield, Va.)—Alhurra Television teams up with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to produce a series of comprehensive documentaries focusing on the revolutions and uprisings that spread across the Middle East in 2011. The premiere episode, Arab Spring: Tunisia will debut on Friday, Dec. 16th, to coincide with the […]

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VOA Adds New Sudan Affilliate

Washington, D.C., December 13, 2011 — Voice of America’s popular program, “South Sudan in Focus,” has added Bentiu Radio AM and FM to the growing number of affiliate stations that broadcast the half-hour English language show to the newly-independent nation. Produced at the VOA studios […]

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Marti Program Builds Business Bridges

An innovative Martí program focuses on the future of Cuba through conversations bridging Cuban and American business people as part of the next episode of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), scheduled for December 14, 2011 from 11am to 12pm. The program, to be broadcast from Radio […]

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Ashe Tours Murrow Transmitting Station

BBG Governor Victor Ashe toured the last remaining U.S. –based international broadcast facility recently, noting the historical significance of the base which is named for an icon of U.S. international broadcasting. During his December 8 visit to the Edward R. Murrow Greenville Transmitting Station in […]

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VOA Program Buenos Dias America Marks 50th Anniversary

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2011 — “Buenos Dias America,” Voice of America’s popular Spanish language radio program, marks its 50th anniversary of broadcasting to Latin America Friday, with a tribute to the pioneers of the show and the historic events they covered, including the death […]

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  • The Board

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