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.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Addresses the Next Steps for Libya

In an interview from Minneapolis, Minn., Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on the Libyan people to follow the law and to continue to discourage revenge killings in an interview with Alhurra Television. “We’ve seen the Transitional National Council say that they discourage revenge killing, they […]

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Preparations for Weekend Weather

The Agency is operating under normal conditions. If that changes, this message will be updated with additional information. Please visit for the latest information. You may also call the BBG Emergency Announcement Phone Number (202-382-8222) for up-to-date information.  Efforts will be made to notify […]

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VOA Somali Service Available on Mobile Phones in Great Britain

Voice of America’s Somali Service, which has been providing extensive coverage of the devastating drought in Africa, is now being offered to mobile phone users throughout Great Britain. (See Mobile Media Toolkit’s review of VOA’s new service, our related release on mobile broadcasts to Liberia) […]

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Head of the TNC in Libya Calls for the Unfreezing of Libyan Assets on Alhurra TV

As rebel troops continue to battle government forces in Tripoli, the head of the Transitional National Council (TNC) Mustafa Abdul-Jalil called on the international community to “unfreeze Libyan assets” during an interview on Alhurra Television. He went on to say the assets could contribute to […]

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US Official to VOA: Pakistan Cooperating with FBI in Search for Kidnapped American

In a wide-ranging interview with VOA’s Lina Rozbih, Ambassador Grossman said, “We have received excellent cooperation from the Pakistani authorities, and especially the authorities in the Punjab.” Ambassador Grossman told VOA that FBI officials in Pakistan and in Washington have been assisting Pakistani authorities who […]

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VOA News on Mobile Phones in Liberia

Cell phone users in Liberia can now hear the latest Voice of America news headlines on their mobile devices. The new service is hosted on the Cellcom network in Liberia and is made possible by a partnership with AudioNow, a mobile radio distribution provider that […]

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VOA Multimedia Series Captures Tragedy of East African Drought

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched a multimedia series that draws attention to the plight of millions in East Africa struggling to survive the region’s worst drought in decades. The series, “Drought Strikes the Horn of Africa,” focuses special attention on Somalia, where political […]

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André Mendes Nominated for Tech Award

André Mendes, CIO and Director of Technical Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award, a prestigious information technology industry award. The award celebrates world-class IT leaders and their organizations. The finalists are voted […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Offer Extensive Coverage of Mubarak Trial

On Wednesday, August 3rd, Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide in-depth and extensive coverage of the trial of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.  In addition to live reports from correspondents in Egypt and across the Middle East, both networks are encouraging viewers to send in […]

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Radio and TV Martí Grow Twitter Following in Cuba

Despite Cuban government restrictions, Radio and TV Martí have noticed a sharp increase in the number of tweets from Cuba, as well as an increase in the number of people following Marti’s Twitter feed. Between March and July of this year, Martí’s Twitter followers jumped […]

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  • The Board

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