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



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

MBN Celebrates International Women’s Day


Alhurra and Radio Sawa marked International Women’s Day with several features and programs dedicated to the challenges facing women in the Arab world. Alhurra’s Hunna (Women’s Views) dedicated an entire episode to Women’s Day, focusing on four countries and the different struggles that women face […]

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BBG Mobile Apps Recognized for Innovation

Visitors use their phones during the Mobile World Congress Wireless show, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

WASHINGTON – Mobile apps developed by Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) , Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were finalists for the 20th Global Mobile Awards at this week’s Mobile World Congress Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. The […]

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VOA Launches 102 FM in Dakar

VOA correspondent Idrissa Fall alongside U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Washington, DC – On March 3, the Voice of America launched a new FM transmitter in Dakar, Senegal, bringing VOA’s French-language programming to that city and its suburbs. “Nearly 20 percent of Senegalese live in Dakar,” said VOA French to Africa Service Chief Jeremy Groce.  […]

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BBG and Its Networks Mark International Women’s Day


March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the BBG celebrates the contribution of a few of the brave women journalists who in U.S. international media. Each of the BBG’s networks also marked the day with special programming, stories and interviews.

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Azerbaijan Ratchets Up Pressure on Ismayilova


(WASHINGTON – March 6, 2015)  In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, the Baku City Nasimi District Court extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova’s pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.  According to the Azerbaijani state prosecutor’s office, the extension is necessitated by […]

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MBN Covers Netanyahu Speech to Congress


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and his address to Congress this week generated a lot of attention and discussion in the United States and around the world. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa carried the speech live with simultaneous interpretation. MBN also live […]

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RFE/RL and VOA Report on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Mumin Shakirov was part of RFE/RL's team that provided live streaming coverage of the Moscow march honoring slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest on March 3 in Moscow after being shot dead close to the Kremlin on February 27, just days before a planned protest against the Kremlin. Over the last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice […]

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Statement from BBG on CEO and Director Andrew Lack

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that CEO and Director Andrew Lack will be departing the agency. The agency will now begin work to attract an equally talented executive to help continue to transform our agency. Andrew Lack was a strong choice to serve […]

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RFA Launches New Edition of Asian Women’s e-Book


WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched the second edition of an e-book profiling women from Asian countries and regions under authoritarian rule taking up the fight for human rights on their families’ and communities’ behalf. ‘It’s not OK’ […]

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  • The Board

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