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

BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

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The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, […]

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Congressman David Price Speaks with VOA Urdu Service

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Congressman David Price (D-NC) sat down on Monday with the Voice of America’s Urdu Service for a discussion on a range of topics including Edward Snowden, the NSA surveillance program, and the Iran nuclear negotiations. Price, who has chaired the House Democracy Partnership, told Café […]

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Ruppersberger on Iraq and Egypt

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Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) on the intensifying situation in Iraq and how the election of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will affect American-Egyptian relations. “I don’t believe that the American public wants us to put boots on the ground back in the area […]

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Office of Cuba Broadcasting and Democracy in Latin America On BBG’s Agenda

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Miami, FL headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting on June 20, 2014. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of the Martís and a panel discussion on democracy […]

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Representative Kaptur Speaks with RFE/RL and VOA

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Representative Marcy Kaptur, who chairs the U.S. Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, spoke with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda in Kyiv this week during a trip with Vice President Biden in Kyiv to attend the June 7 inauguration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. During the interview, which […]

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VOA Grant Will Bring Ukrainian Journalist to USA

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Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 — With a fellowship grant from Voice of America, a Ukrainian television correspondent will travel to Washington soon to work alongside staffers of VOA’s Ukrainian Service for several months and report about American life, views and values. The grant was […]

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World Cup Fever at VOA

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Just in time for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Voice of America is introducing a new soccer program and two new blogs to enable its global audiences to better enjoy the world’s game. The new program is called Penalty Box. It features ardent soccer lovers […]

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BBG Provides New Programs, Comprehensive Coverage in Russian

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In addition to a surge in programming in Ukrainian, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are also providing critical news and information in Russian that cover and create dialogue about the crisis in the region. Two new programs were launched in May, increasing […]

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Exclusive: Martís Interview Jailed Cuban Writer

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In a Martinoticias exclusive, Karen Caballero spoke with jailed Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been incarcerated in Cuba for 15 months. The interview was conducted on a mobile phone that had been smuggled into the prison where Santiesteban-Prats has been incarcerated […]

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  • The Board

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