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 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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Musharraf Discusses al Qaida With VOA

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf told Voice of America Thursday that he doesn’t think Osama bin Laden’s death will weaken al Qaida. Appearing at the VOA television studios in Washington, Musharraf said he was “surprised and shocked” that bin Laden was found in Pakistan, and […]

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Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman Discusses Libya, Syria and Lebanon During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman discussed the U.S. meetings with Qaddafi advisors, Syria’s announcement to restrict movement of the U.S. Ambassador and Lebanon’s boundary dispute with Israel. The interview was cited in dozens […]

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Alhurra Talks to the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

In an exclusive interview with Alhurra Television, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen discussed the presence of additional U.S. troops in Iraq, the situation in Libya, the growing Iranian role in Iraq, the situation in Syria and the House Foreign […]

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Cuban Dissident Listened Daily to VOA-Radio Marti Show

One of Cuba’s most prominent dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, says the joint Voice of America – Radio Marti program “A Fondo” kept him informed about news events during his long incarceration in a Cuban Jail. Ferrer, who had been serving a 25 year sentence […]

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Alhurra Interviews South Sudan’s Vice President

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, sat down for an interview with Alhurra television after the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.  Mr. Machar discussed the […]

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BBG Board Meets to Further Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 14 to further the ongoing, comprehensive strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting. “We have an important opportunity and profound responsibility to position U.S. international broadcasting for the future. These ongoing consultations will lead shortly to recommendations […]

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BBG Executive Director Briefs Group on Proposed Smith-Mundt Changes

BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble briefed the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy today about the Board’s position on Smith-Mundt, particularly seeking to repeal the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG broadcasts. The meeting was held on the Hill and was an excellent opportunity to discuss […]

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  • The Board

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