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.

VOA Reporter June Soh Wins Bronze Medal at New York Festivals Television and Film Awards

Voice of America reporter and videographer June Soh has won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films Award, one of the most respected competitions in the world, with entries from more than 35 countries. Soh, who was presented […]

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VOA’s Steve Herman Visits Site of Japan

VOA correspondent Steve Herman is back in the forefront of reporting the Japanese nuclear disaster story after he and another American journalist became the first to reach the grounds of the crippled Fukushima-1 power plant. Herman, traveling with a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, […]

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VOA Launches "Journalism in the Crosshairs," with Reporter Fatima Tlisova

Award-winning investigative journalist Fatima Tlisova, who writes extensively about Russia, Islam and the Caucusus, has teamed up with Voice of America on a multi-media project aimed at telling the difficult stories that reporters are often punished for pursuing. More than a blog, the Russian language […]

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April Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, April 14 at the headquarters of Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at The Board will hear […]

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Radio Martí and RFE’s Radio Svaboda Collaborate

Radio Martí and RFE’s Belarusian Service, Radio Svaboda, collaborated for the first time to create a radio bridge between the Belarusian and Cuban people. Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez and Belarusian democracy activist Nasta Palanshanka talked about their experiences and current events in their respective […]

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BBG 2010-2011 Strategic Review Schedule

    September, 2010Washington Review Kick-OffU.S. National Security StrategyDept. of State Public Diplomacy Strategy   October, 2010 Prague MissionRole of Broadcast EntitiesMeasures of Success, Metrics   November, 2010 Washington Global Strategic Context   December, 2010 Washington Distribution/Technology Review   January, 2011 Washington Africa   February, […]

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Governors to Testify at Hill Hearing

BBG Governors S. Enders Wimbush and Michael Meehan will testify today at a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The hearing is set to begin at 2. Here is Gov. Wimbush’s testimony, as delivered

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RFE Contributor Committed To Psychiatric Facility By Turkmen Authorities

Turkmen authorities have confined an RFE contributor to a psychiatric hospital after he criticized a local government official for corruption in an interview with RFE’s Turkmen Service, Radio Azatlyk. Amangelen Shapudakov, 80, was summoned to local police headquarters in his home district of Magtymguly in […]

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Just Say It! VOA Portuguese Call-in show Debuts in Angola

Social issues, health, politics, unemployment, just about any subject will be debated in a new weekly Voice of America call-in program called Angola, Fala Só. The half-hour Portuguese language show, which roughly translates to “just say it” in English, was inspired by a popular expression […]

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Crisis in Japan: A TweetChat with VOA Correspondent Steve Herman

Twitter users around the world know Voice of America’s Steve Herman from his terse and sometimes poignant tweets from Japan describing the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.  National Public Radio, WABC New York, the Columbia Journalism Review and a host of […]

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  • The Board

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