Board Meeting (post)

BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on December 18 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. More

Our Neighborhood

Cairo Comes To Life On Alhurra TV

Alhurra Television's new series Our Neighborhood, takes an in-depth look at the communities in Cairo, which is home to more than 18 million people.  Read More

Khadija

BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

“Khadija’s arrest is just another attempt by the Azeri government to silence its critics and restrict press freedom in Azerbaijan,” said Chairman Jeff Shell.  Read More

Storytelling Panel

BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

Six award winning media executives, including Soledad O'Brien and Morgan Spurlock discussed engaging audiences in this standing room only event. More info

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Ebola

Ebola Experts And Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

VOA’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum for a town hall meeting on Ebola. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created a dynamic environment for a wide-ranging discussion focused on the Ebola crisis in western Africa. Read More

BBG Chairman’s Editorial Appears in Foreign Policy Magazine

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson has an editorial in the most recent issue of “Foreign Policy” in which he touches on the role of free media, particularly digital technologies, in spreading democracy. The uncertainty surrounding Egypt’s future is fueling a debate: Are we witnessing Tehran in […]

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VOA Creole Service Marks 25 Years of Broadcasting to Haiti

Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States praised the Voice of America’s Creole Service Monday for its role in the country’s transition to democracy over the past 25 years, calling the service “a model and example for many radio stations and for journalists in Haiti.” Ambassador […]

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Detained RFE Reporters Leave Egypt: "We Were Not Treated Well"

Two detained RFE reporters, Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi, have been released from police custody and flew out of Egypt today. Tait and Nuaimi were detained by police shortly after arriving in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 4. They were on their way to […]

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BBG Governor Ashe Meets Senator Lugar

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 4 to discuss the governor’s recent four-country trip to Asia, the 15th anniversary of Radio Free Asia, Chinese efforts to block broadcasting into China, and […]

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BBG Chairman Isaacson, RFE President Gedmin Call for End to Belarus Media Crackdown

As Belarus continues to crack down on local media outlets and independent journalists, BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin today affirmed their commitment to media freedom in Belarus and expressed concern for the safety of journalists throughout the country. Isaacson and Gedmin […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Continue to Provide In-Depth Egyptian Coverage

Alhurra and Radio Sawa continued their exhaustive coverage of the epic events in Egypt despite continued restrictions on Internet access and the harassment and intimidation of Alhurra’s journalists by pro-government mobs on the streets of Cairo. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today […]

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Board Condemns Threats to Alhurra TV

The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the recent threats of violence leveled against journalists reporting for Alhurra Television in Egypt. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today and threatened to kill Alhurra’s two on-air journalists – Akram Khuzam and Tarek El Shamy […]

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US Diplomats from 14 Latin American Nations Discuss Cuba, Haiti, During VOA Visit

The top U.S. diplomat in Cuba told VOA Tuesday the Castro government has “taken some steps” to improve relations with the United States, but there is a “long way to go” before the U.S. trade embargo can be lifted. Jonathan Farrar, the Chief of Mission […]

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Members of Congress Discuss President Obama

On Jan. 25, Alhurra Television aired live President Barak Obama’s second State of the Union address and the Republican responses, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of viewers in the Middle East and North Africa.  Following the State of the Union address and the Republican […]

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Middle East Broadcasts Playing a Crucial Role

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson released the following statement concerning coverage of recent events in the Middle East: “As Chairman of the BBG, I have been regularly updated on developments across the Middle East by our Arabic-language broadcasters Alhurra TV and Radio […]

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  • The Board

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