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.

Alhurra’s Al Youm Celebrates Eid

Alhurra’s primetime magazine program Al Youm celebrates Eid live from Cairo’s Tivoli Dome today. Al Youm’s Egyptian fans can come out to watch the live show co-hosted by Engy Anwar and Amr Khalil. The broadcast will feature a performance by Egyptian singer Ramy Sabry who will […]

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VOA Statement about Warning to Journalists in Cambodia

The Voice of America is concerned about a legal warning issued in connection with VOA coverage of the U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia that has been investigating atrocities committed by the former Khmer Rouge regime. On August 31, the Co-Investigating Judges at the U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal […]

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BBG Insider: Journalism on the Front Lines of Libya

Read the latest BBG Insider, a monthly digest covering the latest developments in U.S. International Broadcasting. In this edition: BBG journalists in Tripoli, VOA on the drought in Somalia, RFE’s Esfandiari discusses Syria on the BBC, and more. Click here for the BBG Insider

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RFE Correspondent Acquitted In Kazakh Libel Case

Alima Abdirova, a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyk, has been acquitted of libel. Abdirova was sued by the former director of a special-needs boarding school in the northwest city of Aqtobe after she alleged in a May report that children there were being […]

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Capitol File Magazine Talks with the BBG’s Dana Perino and Susan McCue

Capitol File Magazine published a profile of BBG Governors Dana Perino and Susan McCue in its Fall 2011 issue (“Open Agenda”). McCue and Perino each contributed an essay for the feature, about the governors’ June trip to Africa, the importance of U.S. international broadcasting, and […]

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TV Martí Interviews Pablo Milanés

In a first for TV Martí and an uncommon U.S. appearance, Pablo Milanés, a pillar of Cuban music for almost 50 years, spoke freely about his music, the bonds that exist between Cubans on and off the island, and his dissatisfaction with the Cuban government. […]

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Kazakhstan Tries RFE Correspondent In Libel Case

A verdict is due Wednesday in the trial of a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyq, on charges of libel that carry the potential of hefty fines and a sentence of up to three years in prison. Alima Abdirova, who was denied a lawyer […]

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RFE’s Esfandiari Discusses Syria On BBC’s ‘World Have Your Say’

RFE Senior Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari, who writes the influential Iran blog “Persian Letters,” joined two other bloggers to discuss international response to the deteriorating situation in Syria on the BBC World Service Television’s “World Have Your Say” program. Click here to watch a video from […]

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Broadcasting from the Front Lines: Libya

As rebel forces made their long-awaited assault Tripoli in late August, US international broadcasters also moved in to provide viewers, listeners and Internet visitors eyewitness reporting on the fall of Libya’s longtime ruler, Muammar Qaddafi. From the first protests in mid-February, Alhurra TV’s correspondents have […]

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  • The Board

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