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.

Radio Free Asia Hosts Dalai Lama on Anniversary Year

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at its Washington, DC headquarters. The Tibetan spiritual leader made remarks on RFA’s 15th anniversary year to staff from all nine RFA language services, commending them for delivering a free press to closed societies. […]

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BBG Condemns Media Attacks in Belarus

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the violence, arrests and prosecutions that have targeted journalists for RFE and other media outlets trying to cover peaceful protests in Belarus. “Our colleagues tell us that the scale of this crackdown is unprecedented, exceeding the brutality we […]

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VOA Hosting Live Coverage of South Sudan Independence

Voice of America will provide live coverage of South Sudan’s independence celebrations on Saturday July 9th, with reports from the new country and Washington, including interviews with key leaders who have guided the historic transition. “Sudan in Focus,” VOA’s popular English language radio program to […]

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Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez Joins Radio/TV Marti Broadcast Team

Former Major League great and Cuban defector Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez will provide color commentary during the live Radio/TV Marti broadcast of the 82nd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Chase Field, in Phoenix on July 12. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez won four World […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on July 14

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on July 14 to continue its broad strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting and to advance its ongoing reform process. The Board will consider recommendations regarding the reorganization of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and BBG staffs, […]

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VOA Carries Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration Live

Tibetans around the world were able to watch live VOA coverage of the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday celebration in Washington Wednesday, as the spiritual leader made his first major speech since announcing he was stepping down as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Voice of America’s […]

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VOA Journalists Inside Burma Report on Suu Kyi Trial

Journalists operating inside Burma are filing a steady stream of exclusive video and audio reports for Voice of America’s (VOA) Burmese Service on the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite significant newsgathering challenges, the reporters are providing video footage, photographs and first-hand […]

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RFE/RL Journalists in Belarus Arrested, Website Attacked

One RFE/RL journalist was arrested and another had her video camera confiscated as security forces in Belarus conducted what a RFE/RL journalist described as an “unprecedented” crackdown on July 3 while hundreds took to the streets in nationwide protests of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government. “I’ve […]

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Sen. Lieberman Discusses the Situation in Syria on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) regarding the unfolding events in Syria and the prospects of any U.S. military involvement in that country.  When asked about Obama administration policy toward Syria, Sen. Lieberman stated, “the Obama administration continues to pick up […]

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RFA Breaking News: Burmese Diplomat Seeks Asylum in US

The number two diplomat at the Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C. has defected and is now seeking political asylum in the United States. Deputy Chief of Mission Kyaw Win, 59, told RFA he made the decision to leave the government because he saw little hope […]

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  • The Board

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