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


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


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


BBG CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CAMBODIAN RADIO DIRECTOR The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors today unanimously passed the following resolution regarding the arrest and incarceration of Mam Sonando, director of Beehive Radio in Phnom Penh. RESOLUTION BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS WHEREAS, the arrest and incarceration […]

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The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has taken steps to dramatically expand the reach of its radio broadcasts to the people of Sudan. The BBG has signed a letter of intent with the Government of Sudan that will allow its popular Arabic-language broadcasts of […]

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BBG Works to Overcome Iran’s Jamming of Persian Satellite News Broadcasts

Washington, DC, June 17, 2005 -The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced it is using a third satellite to help overcome jamming of Persian-language news broadcasts during Iran’s election period. The broadcasts affected include Voice of America’s (VOA) direct-to-home Persian-language satellite television news programs, Radio […]

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Karzai Statements Affirm Importance of Broadcasting to Afghanistan

In a White House press conference this morning, Afghan President Hamid Karzai underscored his countrymen’s reliance on the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Liberty, and other international broadcasters. In response to a reporter’s question about the recent Newsweek report on the alleged Koran desecration […]

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BBG Announces Significant Increase in Satellite TV News to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a significant increase in satellite television news broadcast into Iran. The Voice of America (VOA) program News & Views, which for nearly two years has been a nightly 30-minute direct-to-home satellite TV broadcast, is doubling in length […]

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Funding Requests: Increase U.S. Broadcasting to Iran, Extend Alhurra TV To Europe

The Voice of America will be able to significantly expand satellite television broadcasting to Iran with funds contained in the Bush Administration

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Statement on the Killing of Correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (12:00 a.m. EST) Alhurra correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his 3-year-old son Mohammed were killed outside of their home in Basra by an unknown number of gunmen. Abdul-Hussein had been a correspondent for Radio Sawa for nearly two years and joined […]

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Norman J. Pattiz chapter on Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV

Titled “Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV: Opening Channels of Mass Communication in the Middle East,” the chapter was written by Norman J. Pattiz, Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It appears in the book, Engaging the Arab & Islamic […]

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Innovative Health Journalism CD-ROM Unveiled

A Spanish-language Health Journalism CD-ROM, designed as a support and teaching tool for journalists, students and journalism educators, is being unveiled for Latin American journalists. The multi-media CD-ROM, which was funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will allow journalists to access up-to-date […]

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Remarks byKenneth Y. TomlinsonChairmanBroadcasting Board of Governorsto Princeton University’s Woodrow WilsonSchool of Public and International Affairs

Dean Slaughter: thank you and your colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for this invitation to deliver a public address as part of your ongoing Public Diplomacy Initiative. I believe it important for those of us involved in public diplomacy […]

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  • The Board

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