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 Interviews Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Alhurra Television’s correspondent Raed Fakih conducted an in-depth interview with the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the Alhurra program Al Youm.  Mr. Rumsfeld discussed the Arab uprising, the Syrian regime crackdown of protesters and the death of Osama bin Laden.  The following are some […]

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Alhurra Brings Equality to the Middle East

Alhurra re-launches Equality, the first Arabic-language program on rights of women in the Middle East, with Saudi journalist Maisaa Al Amoody. The new season of the program, which offers ground-breaking discussions and an in-depth look at the rights of women in the Middle East, will […]

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David Ensor Sworn in as New VOA Director

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson swore in David Ensor as the new Director of the Voice of America.  Isaacson highlighted Ensor’s distinguished career as a journalist and broadcaster for NPR, ABC and CNN as well as his recent work as Director for Communications and Public Diplomacy […]

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In Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Ashe Awards RFE Literary Prize, Discusses Local Media Environment

At a ceremony Wednesday in Baku, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Member Victor H. Ashe presented Musa Efendi with the Oxu Zali (“Reading Room”) literature award. Efendi, 20, was recognized for his short story, “Taken Away,” which bested over 200 other submissions in a writing […]

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Al Youm Anchors Meet with Egyptians for the Chance to Appear on Program

Alhurra Television’s Al Youm’s co-anchors met with thousands of fans in Cairo’s Tivoli Dome during their two-week campaign asking viewers to ‘tell us your story.’ Viewers were given the opportunity to meet anchors Amr Khalil and Engy Anwar and give a brief interview about why […]

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VOA Hosts TweetChat With Pakistani Rights Activist and Rape Victim Mukhtar Mai

Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai, whose struggle for justice began after she was gang-raped in 2002, participated in a groundbreaking VOA-moderated TweetChat Wednesday, describing herself as “neither rebel nor saint, just a woman who wants equality.” Mukhtar Mai attracted international attention when she defied […]

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VOA and Pakistan Celebrated 100th Edition of “The Platform”

Voice of America and the Pakistani cable TV channel, Express 24/7, celebrated the 100th edition of their groundbreaking co-production, “The Platform,” with a special program Tuesday featuring a live studio audience in Pakistan posing questions to guests in the United States. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary […]

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Governor Ashe Visits Azerbaijan

During a June 13-16 visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Victor H. Ashe met with Azeri officials to familiarize them with BBG broadcasting and to raise the issue of restoring international broadcasting to the domestic airwaves. On Jan. 1, 2009, the government of Azerbaijan banned […]

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New York Times Explores BBG Broadcasting in the "Age of Twitter"

The New York Times’ Mark Landler reports on the “significant strides” made and the ongoing challenges faced by BBG broadcasters as they adapt their traditional journalistic mission to the evolving technologies of the digital landscape. The Times also highlights the Board’s plans to update broadcasts […]

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Rep. Ruppersberger Speaks to Alhurra TV about Libya, War on Terror and Syria

Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke with Alhurra TV’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar regarding missing journalist and Maryland native Matthew VanDyke who disappeared on March 12, 2011. He stated that the family knows VanDyke was in Libya working as a journalist, but no one has […]

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  • The Board

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