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

Khadija

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

Audience

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

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

U.S. Begins Airborne Broadcasts of TV and Radio Martí to Cuba

For several hours on Saturday, Aug. 21, a Pennsylvania Air National Guard aircraft, operating within U.S. air space, broadcast Radio and Television Martí signals into Cuba. The action follows a recommendation to the President by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba to carry […]

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9/11 Commission Report Cites Successes of U.S. International Broadcasting; Calls for Increased Funding

Citing the “promising initiatives” of U.S. international broadcasting in the Arab world, Iran and Afghanistan, the bi-partisan panel investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks called for increased funding for those efforts. “The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has asked for much larger resources,” the National […]

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BBG Signs Historic Agreement to put Aap ki Dunyaa on FM 101 Across Pakistan

In an historic agreement, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed a contract with Clarity Communications Pakistan that will allow listeners across that country to hear the new Urdu-language Radio Aap ki Dunyaa on the FM 101 Network. The agreement – signed by BBG Chairman […]

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New Urdu Radio Service Launched

Radio Aap ki Dunyaa, a new Urdu-language service of the Voice of America (VOA) began transmitting 12 hours a day today, providing millions of Pakistanis and other Urdu-speakers in India and the diaspora with news, information and entertainment. Aap ki Dunyaa – “Your World” in […]

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U.S.-Funded Radio and Television Make Significant Gains in Middle East Despite Anti-American Sentiments

After just six weeks on the air, the new U.S.-funded Arabic language TV channel Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) has established itself as an important source of news and information for adults over the age of 15 in major cities across the Middle East, […]

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Testimony of Mouafac HarbNews DirectorMiddle East Television NetworkBefore the Subcommittee on International Operations andTerrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Mouafac Harb News Director Middle East Television Network Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Let me first thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am honored to have been given a role […]

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Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I welcome the opportunity to appear before you today to […]

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to talk about […]

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson’s Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations April 1, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today […]

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Steven J. Simmons Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Steven J. Simmons, a Greenwich, Conn., cable company executive, has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. international, nonmilitary broadcasting. The Senate on Friday confirmed Governor Simmons, who was nominated by […]

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  • The Board

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