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

Rep. Connolly Talks About Iraq and Syria on Alhurra Television

Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) speaking on Alhurra's Al Youm.

Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) spoke to Alhurra Television about the crisis facing Iraq and Syria during an interview on the Al Youm program. During the interview he discussed his concerns that the fighting in Iraq and Syria could spread to neighboring countries and become a […]

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Radio Sawa Mobile App Launches to Engage Arab Youth

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(Springfield, Va.) — Radio Sawa is giving fans access, anywhere and at any time, to the most popular radio network in the Middle East through the launch of the new Radio Sawa app. Owners of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets will have instant […]

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Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

Haitian President Michel Martelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. —In his second interview with Voice of America in four months, Haitian President Michel Martelly told VOA Creole on Wednesday that he supports the gradual departure of the UN Stabilization Mission in his country, which has been stationed in Haiti since 2004.President Martelly […]

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcast in Mauritania

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(Springfield, Va.)— Today Mauritanians woke up to a new voice on their FM dials. Radio Sawa launched its Mauritania stream bringing objective and relevant news and information along with a compelling mix of popular Arabic, African and Western music to the people of Mauritania. “This […]

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Radio Sawa Wins Gold in the New York Festivals

Mohamed Attia Saad, Supervisor Shift Editor, andMoemen Metwally, Radio Sawa Broadcaster (r) at the New York Festivals

(Springfield, Va.) — As security forces confronted supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Radio Sawa covered the deadly clashes which occurred in Egypt and led to the ousting of President Morsi on July 3, 2013.  Radio Sawa’s coverage of the clashes between Morsi’s supporters and […]

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RFA Wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal in the category of Best Human Interest Story at the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards for RFA’s Cantonese Service exposé on Chinese “birth tourism,” “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship […]

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Board Explores Strategy for Engaging Cuban Audiences

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors meet in Miami at the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting to examine opportunities for the Martís and their impact  as Cuba experiments with incremental change while remaining the most isolated country in the Western hemisphere. “It is important for us […]

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Fighting Censorship in Uzbekistan, One Entry at a Time

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For decades, Uzbekistan has been counted among the world’s most restrictive societies, ranking at the bottom of surveys on fundamental freedoms and human rights. Far from being silenced by the country’s rigid censorship regime, RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, known locally as Radio Ozodlik, is pioneering ways to collect and […]

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BBG Networks Providing Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

Violence is quickly escalating in Iraq, and the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing important news and information to the region. Alhurra-Iraq has more than 20 journalists throughout the country and is providing live updates from hotspots including Kirkuk, Irbil and just […]

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  • The Board

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