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 Program to Iran, Parazit, Dedicated to Facebook Friend Killed in Protests

Voice of America’s popular Farsi language television program Parazit breaks with its satirical and sometimes comic format this week to discuss the young Iranian pro-democracy demonstrators who died after being shot at Monday’s protests in Tehran. Parazit co-creators Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi learned Tuesday […]

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Andrew Natsios Tells VOA Organizing a New Country in South Sudan Won

Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, has told a VOA panel that Western governments need to stop predicting the new Republic of South Sudan will be a “fragile state.”  Speaking at a VOA hosted event titled South Sudan: Building a New Nation, Natsios […]

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Quarter of Egyptians Tune to Alhurra During Recent Crisis

Results of a new poll of Egyptians in Cairo and Alexandria show that 25 percent of respondents tuned into Alhurra to follow the recent uprising in Egypt. The telephone survey was conducted during the network’s 18 days of live comprehensive coverage of the historic events […]

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Media Advisory: Telephone Briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results

The BBG and Middle East Broadcasting Networks invite you to a telephone briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results. What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. international broadcasting, will release new survey results on Egyptian use […]

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Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve: U.S. Global Engagement in the New Media Era

The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are sending shockwaves across the Middle East and demonstrating the power of social media to connect citizens striving for democratic reform.  During a packed briefing at the U.S. Capitol this morning, new media experts and journalists from U.S. […]

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IBB Director Richard M. Lobo Visits Overseas Broadcast Operations

Richard M. Lobo, Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), recently completed a nine-day swing through the Middle East to review overseas operations, to assess the regional media environment and to meet with key partners in the region. The trip, to three countries and four […]

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Sec. Clinton Discusses Egypt and U.S. Policy in the Region During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the next steps for Egypt, U.S. policy in the Middle East, reaction to demonstrations in other Arab countries and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. The following is a transcript of her interview: QUESTION:  Madam […]

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FY 2012 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2012, sent to the Congress today, includes $767 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 2.5 percent from the FY 2011 full year Continuing Resolution level.  The proposed funding reflects the importance of ongoing […]

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Radio Marti Expands its News Magazine “Las Noticias Como Son”

Radio Martí’s news magazine “Las Noticias Como Son” moved to an extended format with a fast-paced round up of news and analysis from around the world.  In its 13th year, “Las Noticias Como Son” expanded to an hour with news of breaking events in Cuba […]

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  • The Board

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