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.

International Broadcasters Call For Action Over Jamming

International broadcasters – Voice of America (VOA), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle (DW), Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF) and Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) – have condemned the deliberate interference of satellite broadcasting signals to silence independent media and prevent free access to information. […]

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Reportage Covers the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

As part of its special coverage of the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, Alhurra-Iraq aired an hour-long special episode of Reportage on Sunday, December 4th, entitled End of the Mission. This episode explored opinions and views of several […]

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Al Youm Gets Added Value From its Interviews

It might be called newsmaker value added. Al Youm, Alhurra’s evening news magazine, is pioneering an innovative set of techniques to squeeze greater value from the celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers who appear on their sets. The goal is to take that visit and use […]

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C-Span’s Look at U.S. International Broadcasting

C-Span’s “The Communicators” recently took a look at U.S. international broadcasting, interviewing officials from the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Voice of America (VOA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Carlos Garcia-Perez, director of the OCB, which runs Radio and TV Marti, discussed the […]

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VOA’s “Beyond the Headlines” on Pakistan’s Express News

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2011 — ‘Beyond the Headlines,’ Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st. The program, called ‘Khabron Se Aage’ in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this […]

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RFE/RL Dedicates Monument To Jewish History At Prague Headquarters

Prague, Nov. 29, 2011 — Joined by leaders and members of the Prague Jewish community, U.S. embassy officials, and the Lord Mayor of Prague, RFE/RL President Steve Korn unveiled a monument Tuesday recognizing the historical significance of the Hagibor site on which RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Elections

  (Springfield, Va., November 23, 2011) Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s team of correspondents are positioned throughout Egypt to provide extensive coverage of the first round of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. Coverage of the election started the week leading up to the election with reports from […]

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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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  • The Board

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