Paris Attacks

Middle East Broadcasting Networks Cover Paris Attacks

Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided up-to-the-minute, accurate information on the Paris attacks and subsequent calls for unity to their audiences in the Middle East. More info


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

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


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 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

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