BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Newseum ISIS Event

ISIS and the Digital War

Voice of America and the Newseum Institute hosted a forum on October 21 to discuss how the Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization. Read More

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


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

Burke Awards

BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. Read More.

Remarks by BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson about Former Governors

Remarks as prepared We are gathered today to learn from you, the former members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It is also an occasion to honor the service of the four most recent departing members of the Board. We are grateful to you for […]

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Vice President to Swear in New Governors

On July 29, 2010, the new governors of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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New Board to Hold Meeting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors will hold preliminary organizational meetings in Washington DC on July 29 and 30 and a formal meeting of the Board on July 30. The meetings will focus on organizational and predecisional discussions and, therefore, will not be open to the […]

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Alhurra Examines Religion in America

On July 2nd and 9th, Alhurra Television took an in-depth look at religion in America through its critically acclaimed documentary series Americans. The two-part series on religion examines the country

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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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  • The Board

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