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.

BBG Condemns Threats to Press Freedom and Furthers Reform Efforts

At today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting, the Board discussed and advanced plans to carry out a comprehensive reform for U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also called public attention to a string of disturbing incidents of repression and intimidation perpetrated against BBG journalists in […]

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Recent Threats to Media Freedom

The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following statement at its meeting on September 15, 2011. The BBG takes the opportunity of this open meeting to shine a spotlight on efforts to thwart media freedom and intimidate our journalists in countries where we work.  We’ll […]

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VOA Exclusive: Aung San Suu Kyi Discusses Democratization in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says the release of political prisoners in Burma cannot be separated from the process of democratizing the country. In an exclusive interview with a VOA Burmese Service reporter in Rangoon, the Peace Prize […]

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Sen. Cardin Speaks Out About Sept. 11th and the Arab Spring on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. When asked what the U.S. has learned in the past 10 years, Senator Cardin said, “I think we have learned a lot since the attack on […]

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VOA Data Visualization Highlights Difficulty, Dilemma for Drought Relief in Africa

A wide-ranging data visualization project unveiled by Voice of America Monday indicates international interest in the devastating drought in Somalia and the Horn of Africa may have peaked, just as help for the famine-ravaged region is needed most. The web-based VOA report graphically demonstrates the […]

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Senior White House Adviser Discusses 9/11 and Outreach to Arab-American Communities on Alhurra

Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Alhurra’s “Inside Washington” for a discussion on the Sept. 11th attacks and the importance of outreach to engage communities across the nation. On the Sept. 11th attacks, Ms. Jarrett stated, “It has been 10 years and our country […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on September 15

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, September 15 at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. to receive and consider a report from the BBG’s Governance Committee, including the revision of Agency grant agreements. There will be an update on digital innovations. Broadcast […]

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VOA Interview: Former First Lady Laura Bush Reflects on 9/11

In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Afghan Service, former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush recalls the feeling of “horror” when she learned about the 9/11 terror attacks. The former first lady says she was first told of the September 11th attack on the World Trade […]

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VOA Beaming Special Drought Programs to Horn of Africa

Voice of America is broadcasting special drought-related radio programs delivering life-saving information to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the humanitarian crisis who are now at risk of starvation in Somalia and the Horn of Africa. The first of the half-hour radio programs, broadcast […]

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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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