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.

Russian, North Caucasus Services Cover Moscow Subway Attacks

RFE/RL devoted extensive coverage to the two suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow metro, which took place on March 29, killing 40 people. The Russian Service interviewed eyewitnesses to the attacks, relayed official reactions, and kept audiences apprised of the progress of the investigation. The […]

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Radio Free Afghanistan Covers Surprise Obama Visit

When President Obama paid a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on March 28, Radio Free Afghanistan stood apart from all other local media outlets with its comprehensive coverage. The Afghan Service not only reported the substance of the President

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Drug Smugglers Recruiting Afghan Children, Tajik Service Reports

On March 30, the Tajik Service revealed that, due to the Tajik government

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African Music Treasures Blog: "Simply Incredible"


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VOA Russian Offers New Website

VOA has unveiled a new website for mobile phone users in the Russian Federation

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Ethiopian Government Now Jamming All Horn of Africa Broadcasts

VOA detected that, beginning around March 29, the Ethiopian government began jamming the Horn of Africa Service

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VOA Urdu Scoops Media in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, was in Seattle, Washington March 14 for a special address to the Pakistani diaspora. VOA Urdu was the only TV outlet granted access to the event, and it was therefore the only news source to get Musharraf

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Lessons in Farsi

Farsi speakers have a new online destination to use to learn English. The Farsi-language version of was launched March 20th as part of PNN

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SMS Initiative in Africa Attracting New Subscribers for VOA

Over the last several months the French, Hausa, Swahili and Zimbabwe services implemented an SMS initiative that brings Africa Division news alerts to Africa

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  • The Board

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