DPRK Test

BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source of accurate and reliable information in the press-restricted country. Read More

 

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

Burke Award Ceremony

David Burke Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16, the BBG presented its highest recognition, the David Burke Awards, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Watch the ceremony here

SFRC

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

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

September Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, September 17, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The BBG will be considering BBG Governance Committee recommendations, the BBG

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BBG Chair Interviewed on Alhurra

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson appeared on Alhurra television on Tuesday, Sept. 8th in an interview following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s annual Ramadan Iftar dinner, which was held at the State Department. When asked about his views on secretary’s speech regarding the pastor that wanted […]

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September Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, September 17, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The BBG will be considering BBG Governance Committee recommendations, the BBG’s research program and other business. The meeting is open via webcast to the public. The public […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Mideast Peace Summit

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Mideast Peace Summit in Washington D.C., as the U.S. mediated the first direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in nearly two years. This coverage included live broadcast of the Summit with simultaneous Arabic translation of the participants

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BBG Chairman to Speak at Radio Free Europe’s Anniversary Event

Walter Isaacson, Chairman, of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), and President and CEO, of The Aspen Institute will give the keynote speech at RFE’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on September 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. Sixty years ago, RFE […]

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Statement from the BBG on the resignation of Pedro Roig, director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Pedro Roig, who has served for over seven years as director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The Board thanks Pedro for his leadership of Radio and TV Marti shepherding program […]

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BBG September Meetings

The Broadcasting Board of Governors will hold organizational meetings in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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BBG Listening Tour

BBG chairman Walter Isaacson and BBG Governors Enders Wimbush, Victor Ashe, Susan McCue, Michael Meehan and Dennis Mulhaupt embarked on a listening tour of broadcasting entities Aug. 19-20. On Aug. 19, they held a Town Hall meeting with Voice of America, International Broadcasting Bureau and […]

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BBG August Meetings

The Governance Committee of the Broadcasting Board of Governors held its preliminary meeting on Wednesday, August 18 in Washington, D.C. The meeting was not open to the public. The Broadcasting Board of Governors had listening sessions with agency employees and other informal meetings on August […]

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Vice President Biden Swears in New Governors

Vice President Joe Biden participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of the Broadcast Board of Governors, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, July 29, 2010. Members being sworn in include Walter Isaacson, Victor Ashe, Susan McCue, Michael Meehan, Dennis Mulhaupt, Dana Perino and Enders Wimbush. (Official […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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