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

Governors to Testify at Hill Hearing

BBG Governors S. Enders Wimbush and Michael Meehan will testify today at a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The hearing is set to begin at 2. Here is Gov. Wimbush’s testimony, as delivered

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RFE Contributor Committed To Psychiatric Facility By Turkmen Authorities

Turkmen authorities have confined an RFE contributor to a psychiatric hospital after he criticized a local government official for corruption in an interview with RFE’s Turkmen Service, Radio Azatlyk. Amangelen Shapudakov, 80, was summoned to local police headquarters in his home district of Magtymguly in […]

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Just Say It! VOA Portuguese Call-in show Debuts in Angola

Social issues, health, politics, unemployment, just about any subject will be debated in a new weekly Voice of America call-in program called Angola, Fala Só. The half-hour Portuguese language show, which roughly translates to “just say it” in English, was inspired by a popular expression […]

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Crisis in Japan: A TweetChat with VOA Correspondent Steve Herman

Twitter users around the world know Voice of America’s Steve Herman from his terse and sometimes poignant tweets from Japan describing the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.  National Public Radio, WABC New York, the Columbia Journalism Review and a host of […]

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BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson Discusses Social Media

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson appeared on Alhurra’s nightly talk show Free Hour to discuss the role of social media in the recent Arab revolutions. Five activists and bloggers from Egypt, Tunisia, France and Libya also joined the hour-long discussion. Isaacson observed that social media like […]

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Yemen Research "Deep Dive"

On Tuesday, March 22, the BBG and the Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research co-hosted a research “deep dive” on Yemen at the BBG headquarters. The event brought together dozens of media research personnel in Washington and embassy staff in Sana’a, Yemen to analyze […]

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Musician And UN Goodwill Ambassador Named Afghan ‘Person Of The Year’

A popular Afghan musician known for drawing huge crowds across Afghanistan is Radio Azadi’s “Person of the Year.” Farhad Darya was recognized by RFE’s Afghan station for his exceptional dedication to promoting music and cultural tolerance throughout the country. “Farhad’s songs carry a powerful message […]

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Banned In Iran: Radio Farda Streamed Nowruz Music Festival From Dubai

To celebrate Nowruz (the Persian New Year, which began on March 21), RFE’s Radio Farda live streamed a special three-day concert series from Dubai. Beginning on the 22nd and running through the 24th, the event brought together a number of different Iranian musicians who are […]

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Iranian Satire Stars Ring In Persian New Year On Radio Farda

As Nowruz celebrations begin in Iran, RFE’s Radio Farda will ring in the Persian New Year with the 200th episode of its popular satire show “Pas Farda” and live-streamed concerts by famous Iranian artists banned from performing inside the country. As a special treat, “Pas […]

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VOA Tibetan Service Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Broadcast

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service, which began with a 15 minute shortwave radio broadcast on March 25, 1991, is being hailed today as one of the most influential Tibetan language multi-media platforms in the world. Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, once noted that, […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Matt Armstrong
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael P. Meehan
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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