Board Meeting (pre)

BBG Welcomes New CEO, Reviews VOA Operations

“I feel really good about where we are headed,” said Chairman Jeff Shell at the February 18 meeting. “Our new board members each bring their own expertise, and Andy is an icon in the news business who understands the essence of what we do – the content.” Read More

Media Impact on Health

Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the USAID, held a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally. Read more


Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Sirius and Martis

SiriusXM Satellite Radio to Carry Radio Martí Programs

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.  Read More



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

VOA Dissidents

Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Voice of America released Political Dissent in Russia: Past & Present, 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. Read More

BBG Honors Employees

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) honored 96 employees for exemplary contributions during a Gold Medal Awards Ceremony on September 28.

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BBG Chairman Isaacson Outlines Vision for International Broadcasting

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson laid out his vision for the future of U.S. international broadcasting in a keynote address as part of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s 60th Anniversary event on Sept. 28. “Our traditional role of delivering the news top down […]

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BBG Chair to Speak at RFE/RL’s 60th Anniversary

RFE/RL will mark its 60th anniversary Sept. 28 with an event at the Newseum. As part of the celebration, BBG chairman Walter Isaacson will give a speech discussing his vision for U.S. international broadcasting. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with remarks starting at 7:00. […]

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RFA’s Tibetan Service Breaks Story on Crackdown


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Lobo Appointed Director of International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)

President Barack Obama has appointed Richard M. Lobo as director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), following Lobo’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate. “We are excited to have Dick in this important position as the Broadcasting Board of Governors begins a comprehensive review of its […]

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Flooding in Pakistan Focus of VOA’s South Asia Division

Flooding in Pakistan Focus of VOA

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BBG Opens Board Meeting for First Time Via Webcast

On Friday, September 17th, for the first time ever, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) opened its meeting to the public via webcast. During the meeting, the BBG discussed BBG Governance Committee recommendations, the BBG

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BBG Meeting Webcast

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Friday, September 17, 2010, in Washington, D.C. To watch a recording of the meeting, click here.

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  • The Board

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