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



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

Alhurra talks to Congressmen on the Death of Osama bin Laden and Arab Uprising

Alhurra’s correspondent Khaled Khairy conducted a series of interviews with key members of Congress and other political leaders from both parties during the annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala sponsored by the Arab American Institute Foundation.  The event took place in Washington DC […]

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Croatian President Josipovic Tells VOA of Improved Ties With Serbia and Bosnia

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says his country’s relations with Serbia are improving and he fully backs Bosnian efforts to establish closer ties with NATO and the European Union. President Josipovic, who appeared Wednesday on VOA’s Croatian Service TV program Newsflash, expressed “full respect” for the […]

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VOA Website Traffic Spikes Following Death of Osama bin Laden

Voice of America website traffic was up sharply this week, as users around the world searched for news and information about al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his death during a U.S. Special Operations raid in Pakistan. On Monday, there was a 180% spike […]

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Public Service Recognition Week: Video Essays

The BBG celebrated this year’s Public Service Recognition Week with five videos that highlight the important contributions of our agency. From the BBG’s broadcast mission to its work combatting censorship to its vibrant internship program, the videos underscore the important work done by BBG employees […]

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RFA Launches 15th Anniversary Multimedia Website Detailing History, Impact

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) launched a website commemorating RFA’s 15 years of bringing news and information to people without access to a free press. Featured on the homepage is a video greeting by recently freed Nobel laureate Aung San […]

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Local and International Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden from U.S. International Broadcasting

U.S. international broadcasting is providing extensive local coverage of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, commentary and analysis from the United States, and reaction to the news from around the world. “The BBG’s multi-lingual broadcasts are presenting original on-the-ground reporting, unique insights and […]

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Media Advisory: U.S. International Broadcasting Experts Available for Interviews/Commentary/Analysis

U.S. international broadcasting is providing in-depth local coverage of the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Radio Mashaal and Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio each broadcast daily in Pashto to Pakistan, providing news and information through an extensive […]

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VOA and Citizen Global Elevating Voices in the Congo, around the World

Voice of America has joined forces with Citizen Global, a cloud-based multimedia platform that provides easy tools for citizens around the world to contribute to and engage with VOA’s journalistic mission. The public-private partnership between VOA and Citizen Global enhances VOA’s award-winning journalism with content […]

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Alhurra’s Coverage Making an Impact

As democratic movements continue to sweep across the Middle East, Alhurra has been making an impact with its audiences, providing accurate and objective news of events as they unfold. As part of On the Media’s recent profile of Egyptian media, Egyptians interviewed on the street […]

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Female Al Youm Producers Highlighted in Alhayat Article

Alhayat, a pan-Arab newspaper, published a story about the obstacles that Arab female journalists face in the Middle East. It quoted Fran Mires, Al Youm’s Executive Producer and Al Youm’s female senior producers in Lebanon, Jerusalem, Cairo and Dubai. In the article, Mires said that […]

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  • The Board

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