BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Newseum ISIS Event

ISIS and the Digital War

Voice of America and the Newseum Institute hosted a forum on October 21 to discuss how the Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization. Read More

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


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

Burke Awards

BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. Read More.

March Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, March 11 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Martí in Miami, Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at The Board will […]

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Alhurra Talks to Key Lawmakers on violence in Libya

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with key lawmakers from both parties after a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing discussing Libya and what the United States’ response should be. At the hearing, committee chairman, Sen. John Kerry called for an end […]

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. McCain about the Turmoil in the Middle East

Radio Sawa interviewed Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the turmoil in the Middle East and the future of region following his 12-day trip across the Middle East and North Africa. Sen. McCain said the first thing that needs to be done in Libya is to […]

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RFE’s Websites Blocked In Kazakhstan As Presidential Campaign Begins

On the eve of Kazakhstan’s Presidential election campaign, RFE’s websites in the country continue to be blocked. All RFE websites, including its Kazakh, Russian and English language sites, have been inaccessible via connections through the country’s largest Internet service providers KazTelecom and Nursat since February […]

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VOA Hosts Election Debate for Prime Minister of Exiled Tibetan Government

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service will host an unusual televised debate from the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 1, featuring three candidates vying to become Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the exiled Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India. The first of […]

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Learning Program for Russian Speakers

Voice of America has a new on-line destination for Russian speakers who want to learn English. The Russian edition of VOA’s popular language learning program is now on-line and it is loaded with useful tools that makes learning English fun, and easy. The program […]

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Alhurra Broadcasts Jammed on Popular Satellite

Alhurra Television’s broadcasts of the historic events in Libya have been jammed on the Nilesat satellite  system since Feb. 23. The Nilesat system, one of the most popular  satellite systems in the region, also carries Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The radio signals on Nilesat […]

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Libya Violence Spreads

The situation in Libya remains dire as new waves of violence break out across the country. The political and security environment remains fluid as more and more ministers and diplomats resign from the ruling regime. Media access remains restricted for areas of the country still […]

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Martís Redesigned Website:,

Radio and TV Martí has debuted its redesigned website,, with an improved text-only platform that provides mobile-friendly access to the Martís’ extensive news and information content. The text-only version of will also decrease page-load time for Cuba’s Internet audience, which has limited access […]

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  • The Board

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