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BBG Oct Meeting

BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

The BBG will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. Watch Live


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Voice of America’s Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia’s emergence as a democratic member of the European community. VOA Director David Ensor […]

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BBG Governor Mulhaupt Focuses on Impact at International Researcher Meeting

(PRAGUE, Czech Republic) Research directors from international broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide as well as many of the broadcasters’ key research partners gathered at RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters in Prague from November 6-9 for the annual meeting of the […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Moroccan Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

Springfield, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 — Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide extensive coverage of the Moroccan parliamentary elections on Friday, Nov. 25th. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. (all times Rabat time). Radio Sawa’s seven radio streams will expand their morning newscasts […]

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Visits to VOA Website Jump After Burma Eases Censorship

Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2011 — Voice of America’s Burmese Service is reporting a sharp increase in direct visits to its popular webpage since Burma’s government lifted firewall restrictions in September. The new data show visits to the VOA site, both from within Burma and […]

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Gov. Ashe Meets With Cape Verde Broadcasters

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with a Voice of America stringer and the owner of affiliate “Radio Comercial da Praia” during a recent visit to Cape Verde. Ashe, pictured at right, affiliate owner Carlos Goncalves, center, and journalist Eugenio Teixeira discussed the media and the […]

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BBG Broadcasts Reach Record Audiences

Washington, D.C. — U.S. government funded international broadcasters reached an estimated 187 million people every week in 2011, an increase of 22 million from last year’s figure, according to new audience data being made public by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “We are pleased that […]

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BBG Governor Ashe in Kosovo

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with RFE/RL and VOA journalists and others during a visit to Prishtina, Kosovo, on Friday, Nov 11th, 2011. Governor Ashe met with RFE/RL and VOA teams, reporting in Albanian and Serbian language, and dscussed the challenges facing this new country, whose independence […]

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BBG Broadcasters Honored

Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011 — Alhurra won the People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings” and Radio Farda host Farshid Manafi was named “International Radio Personality of the Year,” as the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) announced its global media excellence awards […]

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RFE/RL’s Farshid Manafi Named AIB’s ‘International Radio Personality Of The Year’

LONDON, November 10, 2011 — Farshid Manafi, host of Radio Farda’s popular satire show “Pasfarda,” has been named “International Radio Personality of the Year” by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB). “I am honored to be recognized by the AIB,” Manafi said. “I dedicate this […]

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  • The Board

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