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.

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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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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  • The Board

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