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.

MBN Launches a New Mobile Site

Alhurra and Radio Sawa announced the launch of a new combined mobile site today. This mobile-friendly site improves Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s audience experience by displaying content in a way that is easy to read and navigate on mobile devices. It provides users with quick […]

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BBG Broadcasters Win at Presitgious New York Festivals

The New York Festivals® Radio Program and Promotions Award annually recognizes the “World’s Best Work” in radio broadcasting. Several BBG networks were recognized with winners and finalists at this widely respected competition, now in its 54th year. “This high recognition…encourages us to build on our […]

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BBG Trip to Africa Results in Distribution Agreements and Health Programming to Benefit Millions of Africans

A week-long trip of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria has resulted in valuable programming and distribution agreements. At a town hall meeting co-sponsored by Radio France Internationale in Abuja, Nigeria yesterday, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched the […]

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TV Marti Interviews Popular Musician

Popular Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez was interviewed on TV Marti to mark the release of her new album, a self-titled solo album. Jimenez, who was the lead singer for the famous Spanish musical group 5ta Estacion, told TV Marti she does not want to limit […]

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BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble Addresses DW Global Media Forum

At Deutsche Welle’s fourth annual Global Media Forum, BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble outlined how international media can support global development and human rights. The forum, held June 20-22 in Bonn, Germany, brought together participants in the fields of journalism, politics, culture, business, and development […]

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BBG Governor Tours BBC, Discusses Cooperation

BBG Governor Dennis Mulhaupt (right in photo) met with senior BBC officials in London on June 9 and toured BBC’s historic Broadcasting House facility, which is undergoing massive reconstruction and expansion. When the project is completed next year, broadcasting house, built in 1932, will be […]

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Robert Bole and Raina Kumra Co-Leaders of Digital Innovations at the BBG

The Broadcasting Board of Governors announces the addition of Robert Bole and Raina Kumra to serve as leaders of digital media efforts across U.S. international broadcasting. Effective June 27, Bole and Kumra will be co-directors of a new board-initiated innovation practice integrated into the existing […]

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BBG Protests Detention of BBC Journalist Usmonov in Tajikistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) joins in solidarity with its colleagues at the BBC to protest the detention of Urunboy Usmonov, a reporter for the BBC World Service’s Uzbek service, who has been held in Tajikistan for alleged ties to Hizb-ut-Tahir, an Islamic movement […]

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Richard Lugar on Libya and Syria

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) on the events taking place in Libya and Syria. In regards to Libya, Sen. Lugar said that there needs to be an explanation from President Obama as to the constitutional basis of the U.S. taking […]

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  • The Board

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