Media Impact on Health

Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the USAID, held a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally. Read more


Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Sirius and Martis

SiriusXM Satellite Radio to Carry Radio Martí Programs

Two popular Radio Martí programs will now be available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, thanks to an agreement between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and National Latino Broadcasting. The arrangement provides another way for audiences in Cuba to receive balanced and unbiased news.  Read More



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

VOA Dissidents

Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Voice of America released Political Dissent in Russia: Past & Present, the first English-language episode of a documentary series on the Soviet dissidents and human rights activists who played a crucial role in ending the Cold War. Read More

Board Meeting (pre)

BBG Welcomes New CEO, Reviews VOA Operations

“I feel really good about where we are headed,” said Chairman Jeff Shell at the February 18 meeting. “Our new board members each bring their own expertise, and Andy is an icon in the news business who understands the essence of what we do – the content.” Read More

Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Closure of Independent Media in Armenia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) strongly objects to the blackout of independent media in Armenia. Under the state of emergency rules that went into effect on March 2, media were ordered to cite only official sources when covering national news, and the Voice of […]

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Statement by the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the Iranian government’s baseless sentencing of RFE/RL journalist Parnaz Azima to one year in prison for “spreading anti-state propaganda.” “Tried and convicted in absentia, Ms. Azima has done nothing more than report the news,” said James K. Glassman, […]

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United States Broadcasting Board of Governors Issues Statement Critical of Arab Broadcasting Charter

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has criticized adoption of a new broadcasting charter on February 12, 2008 by Arab information ministers and is urging the League of Arab States to reconsider the decision. In a statement released today, the BBG says the new […]

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on the Death of Congressman Tom Lantos

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2008 – The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors express their deepest regret at the passing of Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA).  Chairman Lantos was a tireless defender of human rights and freedom of the press, and an indefatigable guardian of […]

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FY 2009 Budget Request for U.S. International Broadcasting

The fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) introduces new broadcast initiatives to reach audiences in critical areas of the world, including the Middle East, Iran, Somalia, Russia, China and Venezuela. The Administration

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Alisher Saipov, Journalist Reporting for the Voice of America, Killed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Alisher Saipov, a journalist who reported extensively for the Voice of America (VOA), was killed outside his office earlier today in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Mr. Saipov reported for VOA

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Testimony by VOA Burmese Service Chief Before Congressional Human Rights Caucus

In an appearance this afternoon before a special session on Burma of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Voice of America (VOA) Burmese service chief Than Lwin Htun said that the situation in Burma is “anything but normal.” “Just this morning,” he continued, “residents in Mandalay, […]

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VOA and RFA Double Broadcasts to Burma

The Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are now broadcasting a total of seven hours a day to Burma in response the Burmese government’s crackdown

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Azerbaijani Radio License Approved for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America

September 10, 2007

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Statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman James K. Glassman and Voice of America Director Danforth W. Austin

We deeply regret and condemn the senseless murder of Ali Iman Sharmarke, a longtime friend of the Voice of America, and a courageous journalist committed to establishing a free press in his native Somalia. On Saturday, August 11, 2007, Mr. Sharmarke, co-owner and founder of […]

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  • The Board

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