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.

BBG Invitation: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The Board will provide an update on its strategic review and activities since June 2010, announce the Burke Award winners […]

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Host of Hit VOA Show Parazit Tells Senate Panel: People in Iran Want Basic Rights

Kambiz Hosseini, host of Voice of America’s popular Farsi language TV program, Parazit, told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, “Despite government pressure to limit freedom in Iran, my generation is sending a clear message to the Islamic republic: we want our basic rights as human […]

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Czechs and Slovaks Celebrate RFE Legacy

At celebrations marking this month’s 60th anniversary of RFE’s first broadcasts to communist Czechoslovakia, key personalities from Czech and Slovak politics and culture praised RFE’s role in toppling communism in Central and Eastern Europe. “RFE tore down the information barrier erected by the communist regime,” […]

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Prime Minister Sarkisian Commends "Useful Dialogue" with RFE’s Armenian Service

In a visit to RFE’s Yerevan bureau, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian praised RFE’s Armenian Service for “exposing the country’s problems and shortcomings” and called it “an integral part” of Armenia’s life. “You advocate the values that prevail in the world today, such as democracy […]

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Alhurra Examines Harlem: The Melting Pot of Cultures and Religions

Alhurra explores the real face of Harlem through its critically acclaimed series Americans. The latest installment of Americans dives into the past and explores the present of the capital of black America. It examines the boom-and-bust of this New York City neighborhood that has been […]

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RFE’s Chief Washington Editor Receives Overseas Press Club Award

With his provocative examination of WikiLeaks and journalistic morality, Christian Caryl, Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) Washington Bureau Chief Editor, was awarded one of the first ever Overseas Press Club (OPC) awards for “Best Online Commentary.” “Why WikiLeaks Changes Everything” was published on the blog of […]

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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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  • The Board

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