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



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

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.

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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Alhurra Wins AIB People’s Choice Award

(Springfield, Va., Nov. 10, 2011) Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution won the People’s Choice Award in the Association for International Broadcasting’s 2011 Media Excellence Awards. This year’s People’s Choice Award highlighted the best international broadcast coverage of the democratic uprisings and the Arab Spring. […]

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“VOA 60-Africa” Reaches Mobile Users

Washington, D.C., November 7, 2011 — Mobile phone users in Africa are discovering they can watch the latest news from around the continent with “VOA 60-Africa,” a fast-paced look at the day’s most important headlines and interesting events. Voice of America’s new video headline service […]

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Alhurra Interviews Rep. Boustany About Iran

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the alleged Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. Rep. Boustany stated, “The assassination attempt is a very serious concern.  I think countries around the world should be concerned […]

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Strategic Plan for U.S. International Broadcasting Drives Impact through Innovation and Integration

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2011 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released the framework of its new strategic plan to enhance the global impact of U.S. international broadcasting through innovation and integration. “This plan frames the future direction for U.S. international broadcasting,” said BBG […]

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  • The Board

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