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

U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: […]

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and […]

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Radio Farda Journalists Killed

Radio Farda reporters Rosa Ajiri, 27, and Amir Zamani-Far, 29, were killed in the early morning of September 30 when their car was struck by a truck. Radio Farda’s Mahin Gorji, 43, is in a coma, and a fourth passenger, a visiting journalist, was treated […]

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Large Audiences, High Credibility Cited in BBG Testimony on War Zone Broadcasting

BBG Governors D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Steven Simmons and Joaquin Blaya testified at a Senate hearing on the role of international broadcasting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that “we cannot prevail against the extremists through force alone … it is of critical importance to engage audiences, […]

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Exclusive Coverage and High-Level Interviews at UNGA

BBG broadcasters provided extensive coverage of the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly, broadcasting President Obama’s first-ever speech before the body, and following many other heads of state who attended the meetings in New York City in late September. Alhurra TV and Radio […]

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Alhurra Focuses on the Lasting Impact of Terrorism with a Town Hall Meeting in Washington

Eight years after the Sept. 11th terrorist strikes, Alhurra Television brings together experts on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and homeland security for a frank discussion on the lasting effects of terrorism, as well as the U.S. government

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Radio Marti Covers Cuba’s First-Ever Blogging Competition

Radio Marti broadcast live, exclusive coverage of Cuba

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Condemns Sentencing of Saudi Man for Comments Made on Alhurra Television

The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the decision by the Saudi Arabian judicial system to sentence Hadi al-Mutif to five additional years in prison for comments he made on Alhurra television in 2007. Al-Mutif commented on Alhurra’s program Eye on Democracy that […]

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  • The Board

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