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.

David Ensor Stepping Down as VOA Director

David Ensor

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015) — Voice of America Director David Ensor today announced his resignation after nearly four years leading the nation’s international state broadcaster. During Ensor’s tenure, VOA’s radio, television, and online audience grew by 49 million people to 172 million a week, according […]

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MBN Covers the Nuclear Deal with Iran


As the historic deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program was announced on April 2, audiences across the Middle East and North Africa could watch it unfold live on Alhurra Television. The network had live comprehensive coverage of the announcement, along with reaction and analysis of what […]

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VOA Announces New Managing Editor for News Center

headshot of Clara Dominguez, VOA's new managing editor

“Clara is the right person to lead us to a ‘digital first’ newsroom for the 21st century,” Ensor says. “She is a clear-headed, highly-intelligent, seasoned journalist with a track record of extraordinary success building audience.”

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Nigeria’s Big Election Gets Big VOA Coverage

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (L), with VOA English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey

Washington, DC – Voice of America will provide unprecedented coverage of Nigeria’s presidential election, being held Saturday. It’s an election that has already been postponed once, taking place under the shadow of terrorism. With reporters fanned out throughout Africa’s most populous country — including the […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Report on the Yemen Crisis

Alhurra TV reports on Yemen crisis.

As the Saudi-led offensive takes hold in Yemen, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents are there to give a first-hand account to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa. As soon as the military campaign was announced, Alhurra had more than eight hours of […]

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Relations with US Are Back on Track, Afghan Leaders Tell VOA

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) with VOA Afghan Service reporter Said Suleiman Ashna

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah each gave interviews to VOA emphasizing their desire to strengthen ties between the two countries that became badly frayed in the final months of former President Hamid Karzai’s term.

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RFE/RL Announces Journalism Prize Honoring Slain Baghdad Bureau Chief

Memorial event for RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Cief Mohammed Bdaiwi, Baghdad, 23Mar2015

  (WASHINGTON — March 26, 2015)  One year after its Baghdad bureau chief was slain, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has launched the Muhammad Bdaiwi Memorial Journalism Prize to pay tribute to his career by recognizing the best examples of radio journalism in Iraq.  “In this way, […]

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Villager Named Radio Free Afghanistan’s Person of the Year

Jawas Khan staring at his daughter's grave

(WASHINGTON — March 21, 2015) To mark Norouz, the Afghan New Year, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan has named Jawas Khan, a farmer residing in a remote village in the country’s Khost province, the recipient of its eighth annual Person of the Year award. Khan, a 38-year […]

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In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

A shopkeeper in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 4, 2009, adjusts a TV showing US President Barack Obama on the day that the US president visits Egypt. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)

WASHINGTON — Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “Television […]

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  • The Board

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