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.

Radio Free Asia Commemorates 15 Years of "Bringing a Free Press to Closed Societies"

On Sept. 29, Radio Free Asia (RFA) will commemorate the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast on that date in 1996. Since its launch, RFA has been providing accurate and objective news and information for people living in six Asian countries that restrict free speech […]

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Martís Host Digital Media Dialogue

The Martís hosted an unprecedented live discussion on digital media’s role in shaping changes in Cuba. Cuban and American bloggers, writers and academics joined the program entitled “Cuba Forward: The Social Media and Cuba’s Future” via telephone, internet and Skype from Cuba, Miami, New York […]

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The U.S. Ambassador to Libya Discusses the Situation in Libya on Radio Sawa

Radio Sawa conducted an interview with the US ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz to discuss major challenges and threats facing Libya and the role of the U.S. in building civil society in the country.  The following are excerpts from the interview. On the U.S. role […]

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BBC-BBG Joint Protest of Threats to the Independent Media in Iran

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG ) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) take the opportunity of this UN General Assembly to protest an escalating campaign by the Iranian government to silence independent media in Iran. As recently as last weekend, Iranian authorities arrested […]

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BBG Forms Commission on Innovation

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is tapping the expertise of visionary leaders to respond to the rapidly evolving digital landscape. A newly-formed BBG Commission on Innovation launched on September 22 in New York City. The Commission brings together leaders who have proven success in […]

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Alhurra TV Nearly Doubles its Audience in Egypt

Alhurra’s weekly audience in Egypt jumped to nearly 8 million viewers according to the international research firm ACNielsen. The network’s viewership in Egypt rose from 3.9 million (7.5 percent) in 2010 to 7.7 million (14.7 percent) in 2011. Ninety-three percent of network’s audience said they […]

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Bassel Sabri Joins Alhurra

Egyptian anchor Bassel Sabri joins Alhurra’s Al Youm today, Sept. 18th. He will co-anchor the magazine program with Engy Anwar from Al Youm’s main studios in Dubai.  “Al Youm is a unique program coming from five countries giving us an opportunity to connect with viewers […]

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Washington Post Profiles VOA’s "OMG! Meiyu" Webshow

The Washington Post highlighted the viral popularity of VOA’s new web video series “OMG! Meiyu,” which gives Mandarin Chinese speakers a fun and accessible window into the colloquial side of American English. Watch the Post’s video profile of the show, “VOA’s video starlet is huge […]

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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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