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.

Viewers Turn to Alhurra for the Latest News

As revolutions sweep across the Middle East, viewers are increasingly turning to Alhurra for accurate and objective news and analysis. The network is frequently cited as a source of news and information by print and broadcast media in the Arabic and English press. Two recent […]

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VOA Russian and Ukrainian Services in the Social Media "Spotlight"

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the VOA Russian and Ukrainian services partnered with the web site content aggregator Posterous to crowdsource memories of Chernobyl in the form of stories, videos, and pictures. Posterous allows citizen journalists to submit content […]

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VOA Georgian Service Marks 60th Anniversary

Voice of America’s Georgian Service, which first went on the air May 26, 1951, is being hailed for the role it has played in helping bring democracy to the former Soviet republic. In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the service’s creation, Georgia’s Ambassador […]

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REMINDER: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors June 3, 9AM, BBG Headquarters You are invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  About a year into their appointments, Governors will […]

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Interview: U.S. Congressman On Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and The Arab Uprisings

U.S. Representative Dan Burton, a Republican lawmaker from the state of Indiana, has been visiting RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a member of a subcommittee that deals with […]

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VOA’s Parazit Breaks News of Eased Travel Restrictions for Iran Students

State Department spokesman Alan Eyre said Friday on Voice of America’s Farsi language TV program Parazit, the United States is easing travel restrictions for Iranian students and will now issue multiple entry visas. The State Department’s new Farsi language spokesman said, “I have the pleasure […]

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Rape Crisis in Congo Spotlighted on New VOA – CitizenGlobal Website

The haunting personal stories of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now part of a growing online conversation hosted by Voice of America and CitizenGlobal, an innovative multimedia crowdsourcing platform. Since late 2010 when survivors and rights groups began describing cases of mass […]

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Diane Zeleny Named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

  Diane Zeleny, Director of Communications at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Zeleny will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief […]

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New VOA Health Program Tackles HIV/AIDS Issue in Congo

Voice of America’s new French language program “Your Health–Your Future” (Votre Sante–Votre Avenir) goes on the air Saturday, with a dynamic and focused look at the impact HIV/AIDS is having in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and the practical steps needed to ease the […]

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  • The Board

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