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.

Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Inna Dubinsky (L), BBG Development Officer; David Ensor, VOA Director; and Russian journalist Natella Boltyanskaya at the showing of the documentary on Soviet dissidents at the Kennan Institute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America (VOA) has released the first English-language episode of a documentary series on the Soviet dissidents and human rights activists who played a crucial role in ending the Cold War. The first episode, called Political Dissent in Russia: Past & Present, […]

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SiriusXM Satellite Radio to Carry Radio Martí Programs

Juan Juan Aleida and Lizandra Diaz Blanco host 1800 Online

Miami, FL – Two popular Radio Martí programs will now be available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, thanks to an agreement between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and National Latino Broadcasting. The arrangement provides another way for audiences in Cuba to receive balanced and unbiased news. […]

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Azeri Authorities Renew Attacks Against RFE/RL Journalists

Khadija Ismayilova tries to greet supporters and journalists outside the Baku courtroom on Januarya 27, when she had her pretrial detention extended.

(WASHINGTON – February 23, 2015)  RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service reports that authorities in the country took several actions against its journalists today, continuing a string of attacks that began in December last year. In a closed-door trial that was called suddenly on February 23, investigative journalist and RFE/RL […]

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At VOA-Sponsored Town Hall, Nigerian Youth Leaders Warn Tensions Could Mar Upcoming Vote

Danjuma Bello Sarki (L), a PDP regional youth leader, speaks at a VOA-sponsored town hall, February 20, 2015, along with other activists who convened to discuss how to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2011 election riots.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —With Boko Haram militants waging increasingly audacious attacks and political tensions skyrocketing ahead of the March 28 elections, Nigeria could see a repeat of the devastating 2011 election riots, unless politicians avoid appeals to religious differences among voters, political activists warned at a […]

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Countering Violent Extremism Takes Center Stage on MBN

Screengrab of Alhurra's coverage of President Obama's speech

Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National […]

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Reporting to Cuba

Lizandra Diaz and Carlos García-Pérez answer questions on Reddit.

Office of Cuba Broadcasting Director Carlos García-Pérez and Radio Martí journalist Lizandra Diaz participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about Cuba, the reporting environment in the country, and how Cubans on the island are reacting to the latest developments in U.S. policy. Below are a […]

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BBG Welcomes New CEO, Reviews VOA Operations


WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C. headquarters and welcomed for the first time Andrew Lack, who joined as CEO and Director in January 2015. “I feel really good about where we are headed,” said Chairman Jeff Shell, remarking […]

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Andrew Lack and Governor Weinstein Visit BBG Networks in Prague and Kyiv

BBG CEO Andy Lack meets with RFE/RL editor-in-chief and co-CEO Nenad Pejic (center) and staff in Kyiv.

BBG Governor Kenneth Weinstein and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lack traveled to Prague and Kyiv to learn more about U.S. international media operations and explore the changing media environment in Ukraine. While in Ukraine, Weinstein and Lack visited Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kyiv bureau and […]

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RFA’s Tibetan Service Launches Satellite TV Broadcast

RFA Tibetan TV

WASHINGTON – Marking Losar, the Tibetan new year, Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service today launched its first satellite television broadcast. The half-hour program airs daily at 6 p.m. in China’s Tibetan regions and 3:30 p.m. in Dharamsala, India. “With the launch of RFA Tibetan’s daily […]

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  • The Board

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