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

Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the U.S. Elections to the Middle East

Alhurra and Radio Sawa are providing comprehensive coverage of the U.S. midterm elections to millions of people throughout the Middle East. Leading up to the Nov. 2nd Election Day, Alhurra and Radio Sawa will be reporting on the issues that are resonating with voters before […]

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Radio and TV Martí Host Florida Congressional Debate

In an historic first, Radio and TV Martí hosted a debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida’s 25th Congressional District. The Cuban-American candidates, Joe Garcia (D), chairman of the Democratic Party in Miami-Dade, and David Rivera (R), Florida State representative, answered questions from […]

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BBG Members Meet with Representatives from the DG5

Defeating jamming and censorship and ways to reach new audiences in the fast-changing digital world were among topics discussed by the directors of the VOA, BBC, Deutsche Welle, France’s AEF, and Radio Netherlands at their annual meeting, held October 25-26 in Washington DC. The annual […]

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RFA Reports on Jailed Activists Kong, Chen

Mr. Kong from Shandong is an activist who was sentenced to 18 months of “re-education through labor” in May for attempting to provide help to families of jailed rights lawyers. He suffered a heart attack while in detention and was released on medical parole in […]

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BBG Record of Decisions, July 2010

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 30, 2010 in closed session in Washington, D.C and agreed to the following items by consensus: Cuba Broadcasting. Governors Ashe, McCue, and Perino are requested to conduct “listening tour” of Congress regarding the future of broadcasting […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on Service of Edward Kaufman

Washington, DC, November 24, 2008 – Edward Kaufman joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) at its creation in 1995, bringing with him a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. Mr. Kaufman has been […]

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Director of Office of Cuba Broadcasting Appointed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) appointed Carlos A. Garcia-Perez as the director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The OCB is the entity that supervises Radio and Television Marti’s Spanish-language broadcasts of news and information to Cuba. “As we observe potential changes in […]

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Radio Sawa’s Free Zone Named a Finalist in the New York Festivals

Radio Sawa’s flagship program Free Zone was named a finalist for the New York Festivals® International Radio Program and Promotions Awards for its examination of social reform in Saudi Arabia related to child marriages and divorce due to differences in families’ status. The report was […]

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BBG Record of Decisions, September 2010

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on September 17, 2010 in an open session in Washington, D.C. and agreed to the following items by consensus: Adoption of July 30, 2010 Minutes. The Board adopted the Minutes from its July 30, 2010 meeting. Adoption of […]

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Statement of Clarification on Remarks by Walter Isaacson

In remarks at the 60th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Sept. 28, Walter Isaacson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, discussed the importance of the journalistic mission of U.S. international broadcasting. He wants to clarify his comment concerning enemies. He meant to […]

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  • The Board

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