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.

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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Radio Marti Marks 25th Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Radio Marti, which began its broadcasts to Cuba with a simple “buenos dias Cuba.” In the years since, Radio Marti’s news programs, dedicated to being accurate, objective and comprehensive, have offered the Cuban people a welcome […]

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U.S. Official Discusses Political Negotiations in Iraq in an Interview with Alhurra Television

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman was interviewed by Alhurra, following his meetings with senior Iraqi officials, including President Talibani, Prime Minister al-Maliki, and Foreign Minister Zebari. During the interview he addressed the status of the discussions, the role of […]

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2010 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2010 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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2010 Burke Awards

The David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award recognizes the courage, integrity, and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news within the BBG broadcast entities. Named in honor of David W. Burke, the founding chairman and leader of the BBG for its first three years, the award […]

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BBG and GW Hold Event to Examine Iran’s Growing Blogosphere and Grassroots Activism (Video)

Thank you to all who were able to attend this event. For those unable to attend, we have made a complete video recording available here. Below is the full slate of speakers and panelists. Speakers included: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, […]

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  • The Board

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