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

Edward E. Kaufman Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Edward E. Kaufman of Wilmington, Del., 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 confirmed Kaufman, who was nominated by President George W. Bush. Kaufman, who […]

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Ukraine BBG Resolution

RESOLVED: WHEREAS, on March 3, 2004, Ukrainian authorities raided the offices of Radio Kontynent, an FM radio station in Kyiv that broadcasts the Ukrainian-language programs of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the Voice of America (VOA), and other international broadcasters, confiscated the station’s transmission equipment, […]

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BBG Urges Ukraine to End Its Campaign Against Media

Washington, D.C., March 10, 2004 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) unanimously passed a resolution today urging the Government of Ukraine to “end its campaign of intimidation and pressure on independent media.” The BBG, which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, including Radio Free […]

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BBG Seeks to Enhance Broadcasting to Ukraine

U.S. international broadcasting officials are exploring new ways to reach listeners in the Ukraine in the wake of a crackdown on media. “We are committed to seeing that millions of Ukrainians continue to receive trusted news and information that is vital to helping them make […]

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Testimony on Feb. 10, 2004

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations Committee on Government Reform February 10, 2004 Mr. Chairman, we greatly appreciate this Subcommittee

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Alhurra: New Arabic-language Satellite Television Station, Launched February 14, 2004

Alhurra, a new Arabic-language satellite television network, began broadcasting to millions of viewers in 22 countries across the Middle East on February 14, 2004. Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) is devoted primarily to news and information. In addition to reporting on regional and international […]

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Iranians See Rare TV Footage of Abuses Inside Iran

Iranians saw riot police attack student demonstrators and heard student leaders talk of imprisonment and torture when U.S. international broadcasting’s Persian-language show, News and Views, reported on a PBS exclusive program. News and Views, a daily, live, 30-minute Voice of America (VOA) TV show, showed […]

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Veronique Rodman Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Veronique Rodman, a public relations specialist and former television producer, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting. President Bush nominated Rodman to the BBG on October 24, 2003, and gave her […]

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U.S. Broadcasting to Afghanistan Connects Listeners to the Loya Jirga

Washington, D.C. – Dec. 22, 2003 – The Afghan services of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are using call-in shows and live coverage to provide listeners with up-to-date news and information about the Loya Jirga assembly underway in the Afghan capital of Kabul. […]

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BBG in Iran: A Video

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has released a 3-minute video featuring U.S. international broadcasting – radio and satellite television – to Iran. Please click to view the video. The release features the Voice of America’s (VOA) Persian television programs News and Views, a daily […]

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  • The Board

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