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.

Alhurra Spotlights Entrepreneurs

During the week of November 15-21, Alhurra filmed over 20 reports to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlighting entrepreneurship in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt. Working with the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Alhurra identified numerous competitions throughout the Middle East that encourage young […]

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BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences in Key Countries

U.S. international broadcasters continue to draw large global audiences on radio, television, and the Internet in key countries, according to the newest Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Performance and Accountability Report released today. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, and Burma are among countries where the five […]

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VOA Hosts Workshop for Tanzanian Journalists

More than 20 Tanzanian journalists participated in a Voice of America (VOA) training workshop in advance of the October 2010 presidential election in that country.  The “Political and General Reporting Workshop for Journalists,” organized by the  U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was designed to […]

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BBG to Meet November 19

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, November 19. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear research presentations by InterMedia and Gallup, a report from the Board’s Governance Committee and a status report from the […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the U.S. Elections to the Middle East

Alhurra and Radio Sawa are providing comprehensive coverage of the U.S. midterm elections to millions of people throughout the Middle East. Leading up to the Nov. 2nd Election Day, Alhurra and Radio Sawa will be reporting on the issues that are resonating with voters before […]

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Radio and TV Martí Host Florida Congressional Debate

In an historic first, Radio and TV Martí hosted a debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida’s 25th Congressional District. The Cuban-American candidates, Joe Garcia (D), chairman of the Democratic Party in Miami-Dade, and David Rivera (R), Florida State representative, answered questions from […]

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BBG Members Meet with Representatives from the DG5

Defeating jamming and censorship and ways to reach new audiences in the fast-changing digital world were among topics discussed by the directors of the VOA, BBC, Deutsche Welle, France’s AEF, and Radio Netherlands at their annual meeting, held October 25-26 in Washington DC. The annual […]

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RFA Reports on Jailed Activists Kong, Chen

Mr. Kong from Shandong is an activist who was sentenced to 18 months of “re-education through labor” in May for attempting to provide help to families of jailed rights lawyers. He suffered a heart attack while in detention and was released on medical parole in […]

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BBG Record of Decisions, July 2010

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 30, 2010 in closed session in Washington, D.C and agreed to the following items by consensus: Cuba Broadcasting. Governors Ashe, McCue, and Perino are requested to conduct “listening tour” of Congress regarding the future of broadcasting […]

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  • The Board

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