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

The Global Response to Growing Ukraine Crisis: VOA and RFE/RL Deliver Unique, Extensive Coverage

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

As governments around the world are scrambling to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing Ukrainians and Russians with extensive coverage of multilateral discussions and conversations with world leaders. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty this week conducted […]

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Stowaway’s Father Talks to VOA Somali Service: Leading U.S. News Organizations Turn to VOA for Exclusive Material

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. Photo Credit: AP

Voice of America has long been delivering news – and also long been breaking news. The most recent example is an exclusive VOA’s Somali Service got with the father of the young stowaway who survived a flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a jetliner’s […]

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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Attacks in Nigeria

A soldier walks past damaged buses following an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the site where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amidst the terror of bus bombs and mass kidnappings in Nigeria, the Voice of America is keeping its audiences informed, providing extensive news coverage across multiple platforms. VOA’s Hausa and English-to-Africa Services provided up-to-the-minute reporting on two major recent attacks on April 14: a rush-hour […]

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VOA Racks Up Medals at this Year’s New York Festivals Best TV and Film Awards

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With entries from more than 50 countries, the competition for prizes at this year’s New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards was intense. Nevertheless, Voice of America came out a big winner, earning a Silver Medal in the category of Special Report for the […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Algerian Presidential Elections

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When Algerians went to the polls on April 17, Alhurra and Radio Sawa expanded their election coverage to give audiences the latest updates from the race along with context, analysis and audience views. Alhurra extended its 30-minute newscasts to an hour to accommodate its comprehensive […]

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BBG Marks the Loss of David Burke, the Board’s First Chairman

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today paid tribute to David Burke, the first chairman of the agency’s governing board and a veteran news executive, who died late last week at age 78. “David Burke was a media giant and a leading figure in advancing freedom of the press worldwide,” said Jeff […]

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Accurate Information on Developments

Ukrainians with the national flag gather in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

As the information war continues to rage on in Ukraine, and the realities of Russian control over resources sets in, more and more Ukrainians are turning to the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for accurate and reliable information. Voice of America and Radio […]

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Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister Visits Alhurra

Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi

On his official trip to attend the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi paid a visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Va. headquarters and studios. Following a brief tour, Mr. Al-Safi met with […]

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BBG Reviews Its Operations in Asia, Discusses Foreign Policy Priority Items

April 11, 2014 BBG Board Meeting

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) — At its April meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Asia, examining its impact and discussing RFA’s role in U.S. international media. The BBG also discussed its networks’ response […]

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Ukraine and Crimea: Getting the Word Out and Serving Audience Needs in the Region

VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Ukraine

Tensions continued to rise this week as Russia retained control of Crimea, people across Ukraine remained on edge, protests continued to erupt, and residents of nearby countries wondered what might come next.  Amid the uncertainty, the journalists supported by the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Matt Armstrong
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael P. Meehan
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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