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. Profiles BBG profiled the BBG’s achievement as a “most improved” agency according to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Office of Personnel Management, which administers the federal government’s Annual Employee Viewpoint Survey, named the BBG as one of the two most improved agencies. The other is OPM. […]

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Radio Marti Breaks the News of the Death of Laura Pollan

Radio Martí broke the news of Laura Pollan’s death to people in Cuba and provided extensive coverage of the worldwide reactions. Pollan, one of the best known political activists in Cuba, died at the age of 63 on October 14. Laura Pollan was the founder […]

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Musharraf to VOA: Karzai Statement

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has told a popular Voice of America TV program he just can’t understand what was behind a controversial statement made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday. Mr. Musharraf, who appeared on Monday’s edition of “The Platform,” a co-production of […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Tunisian Elections

Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Tunisian elections on Sunday, Oct. 23rd as Tunisians went to the polls for the first election since the Jasmine Revolution. The networks were live from Tunisia when voters turned out to decide on a new constitutional […]

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RFA Breaks News of Tibetan Protest

Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service broke the news on October 17 about a Tibetan nun setting herself ablaze and dying in protest of China’s rule. Many believe this is the first time a Tibetan female has self-immolated since the Chinese took over Tibet in the […]

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BBG Hosts Pop!Tech Satellite Event

BBG hosted Pop!Tech’s only satellite event on October 21 and brought presentations by innovators from different disciplines to its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event live-streamed VOA’s popular satire show Parazit’s appearance from the Pop!Tech 2011 conference in Maine and featured presentations from iStrategyLabs, Heritage […]

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NPR Interviews RFA Reporter on Burma

NPR syndicated global affairs program Worldview interviewed RFA’s Burmese reporter Kyaw Kyaw Aung on October 18. The program’s host Jerome McDonnell talked to Kyaw Kyaw about Burma’s political future and his exclusive interview with Tint Swe, the powerful head of Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration […]

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Egyptian Armed Men Interrupt Alhurra’s Live Program in Cairo

During the clashes between the Egyptian Military and Coptic demonstrators on Sunday, Oct. 9th, armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studios during its live broadcast of its nightly news magazine show Al Youm.  The program was broadcasting live reports on the violent clashes between […]

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BBG Announces New Strategic Plan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), at its meeting on October 13, adopted a new five-year strategic plan designed to grow and reform U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also highlighted recent incidents of harassment and jailing of BBG journalists in Egypt and Turkmenistan. BBG’s 2012-2016 […]

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcasts in Benghazi

Today residents of the Libyan city of Benghazi heard for the first time Radio Sawa on their FM dials. Radio Sawa began broadcasting on 88.1 FM with its signature mixture of more than six hours of daily news combined with popular Arabic and Western music.   […]

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  • The Board

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