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.

RSF’s Index Paints “Grim Picture” of Press Freedom’s Future in Asia: RFA President


“In all of RFA’s countries, press freedom ​continues to be​ under threat and under attack,” Liu said. “The seriousness of the situation is evidenced in areas once considered ​the few ​bright spots of our broadcast regions.”

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Radio Sawa Interviews Father of Jordanian Pilot Killed by ISIL

Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, talks with Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  at their home village of Ai near Karak, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

In an interview with Radio Sawa, Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIL, said that he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah before he learned that his son was killed. King Abdullah had promised al-Kasasbeh that the pilot’s blood will […]

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VOA Journalist Tells Story of Kurdish Syrians Through Art

Lukman Panorama

Voice of America Kurdish Service multimedia journalist Lukman Ahmad broadcasts to Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran each week, but he is also known across VOA as a talented artist. Lukman, who came to the United States as a refugee from Syria in 2010, joined VOA […]

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World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

RFA Hoshur

Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Last year, Shohret’s three brothers were jailed for “violating state security laws” and allegedly “leaking state secrets” after discussing the […]

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Alhurra Interviews Assistant Secretary Anne Richard

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Alhurra Television took a candid and in-depth look at the dire and complex humanitarian emergencies faced by Syrian refugees with the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard.  During the interview, Assistant Secretary Richard discussed the plight of Syrian refugees, […]

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Martís Bring Cubans Live Coverage of Congressional Hearings

Female news anchor with photo of U.S. Capitol behind her

Today and tomorrow Radio, Television Martí and are broadcasting live coverage of the U.S. congressional hearings examining President Barack Obama’s new Cuba policy. Cubans will be able to follow, via TV, radio and streaming on,  the discussion that has generated a wide-range of […]

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BBG Condemns Extended Detention of Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova tries to greet supporters and journalists outside the Baku courtroom on Januarya 27, when she had her pretrial detention extended.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed concern about the imprisonment of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release following a ruling by an Azerbaijani court to extend her […]

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Burke Award Recipient has Possessions Seized in Cuba

Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina visits the U.S.

When Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina, recipient of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Award for Journalism returned to his country after a brief tour of New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, he walked right back to the everyday reality of living in Cuba. On January 26th, customs […]

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Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

Femal reporter in radio studio

  WASHINGTON – An Azeri court on January 27 extended the pre-trial detention of independent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova for an additional two months, in a decision that ignores international condemnation of her imprisonment.  “We are devastated by this decision, which lacks any […]

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  • The Board

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