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

Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on the Release of Rahman Bunairee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomes the release today by United States immigration authorities of Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani journalist who works for the Voice of America (VOA) and had been in custody since arriving to the U.S. on August 9. Mr. Bunairee is a […]

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BBG Broadcasters Offer Afghans Unprecedented Access to Candidates inAdvance of Presidential Election

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reaching the largest combined audience of any radio broadcaster in Afghanistan, are helping Afghans engage with presidential candidates in the lead up to the August 20 presidential election. VOA and RFE/RL, overseen by the Broadcasting Board of […]

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U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Iranian Nuclear Threat and Mid-East Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed the United States’ drive to revive the staled Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iranian and Hezbollah’s threat, the U.S. diplomatic overtures toward Iran and Syria and the situation in Iraq. The following are excerpts […]

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Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa Brought Mauritania’s Presidential Election to the Middle East and North Africa

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided their audiences in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe with extensive coverage of Mauritania’s first presidential election since last August’s military coup that marked the beginning of authoritarian rule. Alhurra and Radio Sawa aired live updates and extensive […]

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Broadcasting Board and VOA Condemn Destruction of Reporter’s Home

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless attack on the home of VOA’s Deewa Radio journalist Rahman Bunairee in Bunir, Pakistan on July 8. “The attack unnecessarily endangered Bunairee’s innocent family, and caused them great loss,” said […]

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RFE/RL & VOA to Expand Reach into Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) will receive additional resources to expand critical radio broadcasts to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region as part of the $106 billion emergency war bill signed today. With the exception of VOA’s Radio Deewa, little independent news […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Battles Signal Interference by Multiplying Broadcasts of Persian Programs to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors increased television, radio and Internet transmissions of the Persian-language programs of the Voice of America (VOA)’s Persian News Network and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda to fight jamming and signal interference in Iran. “Despite accusations about foreign media, our […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Call to Open Airwaves in Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) calls on authorities in Iran to open the airwaves and respect the right of its people to freedom of information and opinion. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees, “the right to freedom of opinion and […]

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Alhurra Covers YES Program As They Build Bridges Between the U.S. and Muslim Youth

Alhurra, the Arabic-language television network, provided viewers with insight into student exchanges through its coverage of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program airing today, June 12, 2009. Alhurra

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World

On Sunday, May 31, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa initiated their special programming leading up to President Barack Obama’s keynote speech to the Muslim world from Cairo on June 4th. Both networks will broadcast the President’s speech live, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of […]

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  • The Board

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