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

VOA Launches New FM Radio Stream To Help Fight Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America is expanding its coverage in West Africa, with a focus on news and information related to Ebola. Today it began broadcasting a new 24/7 FM radio programming stream, in English, on stations in Monrovia, Liberia (94.1 FM) and Freetown, Sierra […]

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Ebola Experts and Ebola Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum Wednesday for a town hall meeting at VOA’s Washington headquarters on Ebola, hosted by Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created […]

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Azerbaijan Bars Journalist from Testifying on Corruption

Femal reporter in radio studio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged Azerbaijan to respect the work of independent journalists in remarks made on Capitol Hill yesterday. Senator Cardin, who is co-chair of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, presided at a hearing on “Combating Corruption in the […]

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Internet Growth Exponential in Cambodia

Cambodians predominantly use a mobile device to access the Internet.

WASHINGTON — Cambodians are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information, with 12% reporting weekly Internet use (up from 4.9% in 2012), according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. “Between 2012 and 2014 Internet use just […]

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New VOA Persian Shows Lighter Side of American Life

Minutes With Max

Comedy is back in the weekly lineup of the Persian Service of the Voice of America. The host of the new half-hour talk show, created exclusively for VOA, is Iranian-American Max Amini, one of the most famous comedians of the Farsi-speaking world. Called Minutes with […]

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U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience of 215 Million

VOA in Russia

WASHINGTON — The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase […]

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Bassem Youssef’s America Bel Araby Highlights Arabs in America on Alhurra TV

Bassem Youssef

On Friday, November 14, Alhurra Television will bring America Bel Araby to millions of viewers in the Middle East. The program roams the United States to tell the stories of Arabs in America through the eyes of 60 interviewees from all walks of life such […]

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BBG Applauds ITU Decision to Track Sources of Satellite Interference

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WASHINGTON- The Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as other leading international broadcasters and broadcasting unions, are welcoming new steps taken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to address harmful interference with satellite transmissions, including cases of deliberate interference. At its recently concluded Plenipotentiary Conference […]

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary Stengel

Screengrab of interview with Under Secretary Stengel. Arabic writing on the lower thirds.

In an interview with Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent, Michel Ghandour, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel discussed the ideological battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) and the flow of foreign fighters. Under Secretary Stengel stressed […]

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Under Secretary Stengel Visits RFE/RL

three men sit at a conference table, a sign for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is on the wall behind them

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro visited the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty earlier this week, to learn more about the network’s efforts to bring unbiased and accurate […]

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  • The Board

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