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 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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Russian, North Caucasus Services Cover Moscow Subway Attacks

RFE/RL devoted extensive coverage to the two suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow metro, which took place on March 29, killing 40 people. The Russian Service interviewed eyewitnesses to the attacks, relayed official reactions, and kept audiences apprised of the progress of the investigation. The […]

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Radio Free Afghanistan Covers Surprise Obama Visit

When President Obama paid a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on March 28, Radio Free Afghanistan stood apart from all other local media outlets with its comprehensive coverage. The Afghan Service not only reported the substance of the President

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Drug Smugglers Recruiting Afghan Children, Tajik Service Reports

On March 30, the Tajik Service revealed that, due to the Tajik government

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African Music Treasures Blog: "Simply Incredible"

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VOA Russian Offers New Website

VOA has unveiled a new website for mobile phone users in the Russian Federation

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Ethiopian Government Now Jamming All Horn of Africa Broadcasts

VOA detected that, beginning around March 29, the Ethiopian government began jamming the Horn of Africa Service

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VOA Urdu Scoops Media in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, was in Seattle, Washington March 14 for a special address to the Pakistani diaspora. VOA Urdu was the only TV outlet granted access to the event, and it was therefore the only news source to get Musharraf

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Lessons in Farsi

Farsi speakers have a new online destination to use to learn English. The Farsi-language version of goEnglish.me was launched March 20th as part of PNN

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  • The Board

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