Board Meeting (post)

BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on December 18 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. More

Our Neighborhood

Cairo Comes To Life On Alhurra TV

Alhurra Television's new series Our Neighborhood, takes an in-depth look at the communities in Cairo, which is home to more than 18 million people.  Read More

Khadija

BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

“Khadija’s arrest is just another attempt by the Azeri government to silence its critics and restrict press freedom in Azerbaijan,” said Chairman Jeff Shell.  Read More

Storytelling Panel

BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

Six award winning media executives, including Soledad O'Brien and Morgan Spurlock discussed engaging audiences in this standing room only event. More info

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Ebola

Ebola Experts And Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

VOA’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum for a town hall meeting on Ebola. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created a dynamic environment for a wide-ranging discussion focused on the Ebola crisis in western Africa. Read More

November Board Meeting Includes Inaugural Ideas Lab

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted outside experts in its inaugural Ideas Lab on Nov. 18-19 to explore opportunities and obstacles to engaging overseas audiences through social media.  Four experts — Chris Hughes, founder of Jumo and co-founder of Facebook; Xiao Qiang, professor of […]

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Released Azeri Blogger Listened To RFE While In Prison

Despite his imprisonment, Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade was still able to get information from the outside world – thanks to RFE’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq. Following this week’s early release of the two Azeri political bloggers jailed last year on widely disputed […]

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RFE, Afghan Air Force Deliver Thousands Of Radios To Remote Afghan Villages, Refugee Camps

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, RFE’s Radio Azadi — with the help of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. military — has launched a new initiative to help Afghans participate in the democratic process by having access to reliable news and information. […]

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VOA Journalist Named One of Most Influential Women in Ukraine

Myroslava Gongadze, the host of VOA’s popular Ukrainian language television news program, “Chas-Time,” has been named one of the 100 most influential women in Ukraine. Ms. Gongadze is 52nd on this year’s Focus magazine list, which includes women from politics, business, the media and other […]

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Webcast of Nov. 19, 2010 BBG Meeting

  For on demand video, click here. For on demand audio, click here.Documents from the meeting, as well as minutes from previous meetings, are available here.

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Alhurra Spotlights Entrepreneurs

During the week of November 15-21, Alhurra filmed over 20 reports to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlighting entrepreneurship in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt. Working with the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Alhurra identified numerous competitions throughout the Middle East that encourage young […]

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BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences in Key Countries

U.S. international broadcasters continue to draw large global audiences on radio, television, and the Internet in key countries, according to the newest Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Performance and Accountability Report released today. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, and Burma are among countries where the five […]

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VOA Hosts Workshop for Tanzanian Journalists

More than 20 Tanzanian journalists participated in a Voice of America (VOA) training workshop in advance of the October 2010 presidential election in that country.  The “Political and General Reporting Workshop for Journalists,” organized by the  U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was designed to […]

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BBG to Meet November 19

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, November 19. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear research presentations by InterMedia and Gallup, a report from the Board’s Governance Committee and a status report from the […]

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  • The Board

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