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

Nabila in Morocco

Alhurra’s Nabila Kilani Hosts a Week of Al Youm from the Heart of Morocco

Nabila Kilani, the co-host of Alhurra’s flagship program Al Youm, traveled back to her native Morocco to host a week’s worth of programs from the North African country. More

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. More


Providing Life Saving Information

Voice of America's extensive coverage and comprehensive resources are giving life saving information to communities affected by the Ebola epidemic. Read More

Gallup Women in Africa

Impact of Women’s Media Choices– BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

The BBG, together with Gallup, hosted a research briefing about women’s media consumption habits across seven African countries, and how those choices affect their lives.  More

Kurdish Partnership

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.  More

First Lady Laura Bush Urges Burmese Government to Accept U.S. Aid for Cyclone Victims

In an exclusive interview with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), first lady Laura Bush urged Burma’s military leaders to accept U.S. humanitarian aid for cyclone victims. Refuting reports in the Burmese media that U.S. aid would come with strings attached, Mrs. Bush stated, “There […]

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BBG Worldwide Audience Tops 175 Million

U.S. international broadcasting now reaches over 175 million people weekly, up from 155 million in 2007 and a 75 percent increase since 2001. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman James Glassman announced the new global audience estimate on May 15, at a speech delivered at […]

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U.S. International Broadcasting on the Frontlines of Freedom: James K. Glassman, Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

In the days before the recent cyclone hit Burma, state-run newspapers continued to run their weather reports on their back pages. The usual photos of junta generals dominated the front pages. The Burmese meteorological service held a press conference 24 hours before the storm hit, […]

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VOA and RFA Broadcasts Warn Burmese of Cyclone and Cover Crisis

Broadcasts from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) gave the Burmese people some of the first warnings of Cyclone Nargis and continue to report life-saving information and first hand accounts of the wreckage there. “It’s troubling that many of the Burmese […]

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Radio Martí Covers Protest in Havana Live

Washington, D.C., April 21, 2008 – This morning Radio Martí broke the story of a peaceful protest by the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) in front of Revolutionary Square in Central Havana. In live broadcasts of cell phone conversations from the protest site, two […]

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Jeffrey Trimble Named Executive Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jeffrey Trimble has been named Executive Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). As Executive Director, Trimble will advise the Board on developments in international broadcasting and will manage the BBG staff, which provides the Board with technical, professional, and administrative support as well […]

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Winners of the 2008 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2008 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity, and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins Human Rights Press Award

HONG KONG, April 1, 2008-Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese service took top honors at Hong Kong’s 12th Annual Human Rights Press Awards for its reporting on forced abortions that led to riots and an official investigation in the southwestern Chinese province of Guangxi.   Fung Pui […]

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VOA and RFA Increase Broadcasts to Tibet

U.S. international radio broadcasts to Tibet will increase by four hours daily beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 a.m. local time in Lhasa. “The violent crackdown by Chinese authorities in Tibet compels us to increase our broadcasts,” said James K. Glassman, Chairman of the […]

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Statement from the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors On Iranian Member of Parliament Nouradin Pirmoazen

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores threats by a senior Iranian official against reformist lawmaker Nouradin Pirmoazen, who criticized government actions in the run-up to Iran’s March 14 Parliamentary elections during an exclusive interview with the Voice of America’s Persian News Network. In the […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Matt Armstrong
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael P. Meehan
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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