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 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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Governor Meehan Speaks about Internet Freedom at Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

BBG Governor Michael Meehan spoke on “The Politics of Internet Freedom” as a key panelist at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on October 26. The discussion, moderated by New York Times journalist John Markoff, brought leading analysts, actors and activists in the digital world […]

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe Visits RFE/RL Headquarters in Prague

BBG Governor Victor Ashe was in Prague during the week of October 24-27 for a series of meetings with RFE/RL staff. In addition to his visit at RFE/RL, Governor Ashe participated in the “U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum” in Prague. RFE/RL President Steve Korn was a […]

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Alhurra Nominated for AIB People’s Choice Award

The Association for International Broadcasting and Yahoo! Maktoob have selected Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution for a shortlist of the six entries for the 2011 People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings.”  The 2011 People’s Choice Award focuses on the events taking […]

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RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was pardoned on October 26 […]

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VOA Exclusive: Clinton Cites Trend Toward Military Takeover in Iran

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Voice of America’s hit TV show “Parazit” Wednesday that Iran’s military is becoming increasingly involved in the Iranian economy. In an exclusive interview at the State Department with “Parazit” host Kambiz Hosseini, Mrs. […]

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  • The Board

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