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

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. 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

Gov. Hirschberg speaks at Heritage Foundation Event

On June 21, the Heritage Foundation hosted an event titled “Perspectives on U.S. International Broadcasting” and BBG Governor Jeff Hirschberg gave remarks and participated in the discussion. Also in attendance were James Glassman, Founding Executive Director George W. Bush Institute; Ambassador Tom Korologos, Strategic Advisor […]

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Press Freedom in Iran

Days ahead of the one year anniversary of its disputed presidential election, the Government of Iran has stepped up efforts to keep its citizens from receiving independently reported news and information by reinvigorating its apparent jamming of TV and radio broadcasts, blocking websites and pressuring […]

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BBG Participates in USIP Event

USIP and the Independent Television Service, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop and citizen journalists around the world, convened senior media makers, policymakers and powerful change agents who are key to the development of new ideas with the potential to reduce future conflict. The Broadcasting Board […]

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Radio Marti Marks 25th Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Radio Marti, which began its broadcasts to Cuba with a simple “buenos dias Cuba.” In the years since, Radio Marti’s news programs, dedicated to being accurate, objective and comprehensive, have offered the Cuban people a welcome […]

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U.S. Official Discusses Political Negotiations in Iraq in an Interview with Alhurra Television

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman was interviewed by Alhurra, following his meetings with senior Iraqi officials, including President Talibani, Prime Minister al-Maliki, and Foreign Minister Zebari. During the interview he addressed the status of the discussions, the role of […]

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2010 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2010 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: […]

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2010 Burke Awards

The David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award recognizes the courage, integrity, and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news within the BBG broadcast entities. Named in honor of David W. Burke, the founding chairman and leader of the BBG for its first three years, the award […]

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BBG and GW Hold Event to Examine Iran’s Growing Blogosphere and Grassroots Activism (Video)

Thank you to all who were able to attend this event. For those unable to attend, we have made a complete video recording available here. Below is the full slate of speakers and panelists. Speakers included: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Matt Armstrong
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael P. Meehan
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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