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.

Eight Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

President Barack Obama has appointed eight media, communications, and foreign policy leaders to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency which supervises all U.S. civilian, international broadcasting. The Broadcasting Board of Governors is a bipartisan board comprised of nine members appointed by […]

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TV Marti Premieres Cuban-American Musical Performers

TV Marti premieres the first of a series on Cuban-American musical performers, as well as a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces in its launch of prime time broadcasts over Independence Day weekend. Beginning Saturday, July 3, TV Marti will broadcast from 9:00 p.m. to […]

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VOA’s Persian News Network Observes Another Unhappy Anniversary in Iran

June 12 marked the first anniversary of Iran

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RFA Mandarin Breaks News on Travel Ban for Uyghur Scholar


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Radio Farda Launches Live Satire Show

On May 29, Radio Farda launched a new live program that uses a mixture of satire and music to examine the cultural and social issues of the day. The program,

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Gov. Hirschberg speaks at Heritage Foundation Event

On June 21, the Heritage Foundation hosted an event titled “Perspectives on U.S. International Broadcasting” and BBG Governor Jeff Hirschberg gave remarks and participated in the discussion. Also in attendance were James Glassman, Founding Executive Director George W. Bush Institute; Ambassador Tom Korologos, Strategic Advisor […]

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Press Freedom in Iran

Days ahead of the one year anniversary of its disputed presidential election, the Government of Iran has stepped up efforts to keep its citizens from receiving independently reported news and information by reinvigorating its apparent jamming of TV and radio broadcasts, blocking websites and pressuring […]

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BBG Participates in USIP Event

USIP and the Independent Television Service, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop and citizen journalists around the world, convened senior media makers, policymakers and powerful change agents who are key to the development of new ideas with the potential to reduce future conflict. The Broadcasting Board […]

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  • The Board

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