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Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More

Herman Breaks Bangkok News

VOA Reporting on Bangkok Blast Goes Worldwide

VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung were among the first on the scene after a deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Their reporting was picked up by dozens of media outlets worldwide. Read More



African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

VOA Presents Special Series on 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

The Freedom To Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA has released a four-part special series on what is considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation enacted in the United States, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The series marks the 50th Anniversary of the legislation, on August 6.“Voting Rights […]

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TV and Radio Martí Provide Accurate, Comprehensive Coverage of U.S.-Cuba Changes

Reporter speaking to the camera with State Department behind her

Amidst the dynamic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, Television and Radio Martí are providing Cubans with accurate and reliable information on the political changes and how they may affect daily life. Radio and TV Martí provided Cubans with live, balanced coverage of the July […]

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Radio Free Iraq Signs Off After 17 Years Of Service


(Washington — July 30, 2015)  RFE/RL’s Arabic Service to Iraq, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) will air its final broadcast on July 31. The resources of RFI will be merged with Radio Sawa Iraq to provide the audience with extensive Iraq-specific news and informational programming. The […]

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National Press Club Honors Azeri Journalist


(WASHINGTON – July 29, 2015)  Today, the National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova. Ismayilova has been held in pretrial detention in a Baku prison for 234 days on charges many observers link […]

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BBG Recognizes LGBT Pride Month


BBG leadership and staff celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with a special program featuring speeches honoring those who are working towards equality in the work place. The July 23 event, held in the Cohen Building Auditorium, welcomed keynote speaker Jim Graham. Graham […]

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VOA On-the-Scene with the President in Africa

VOA On the scene with President Obama in Africa

Washington, D.C.—The Voice of America will provide live, on-the-scene coverage of President Obama’s trip to Africa as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, to join President Uhuru Kenyatta to co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and then travel on to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gabe Joselow, VOA’s regional […]

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Secretary Kerry to VOA Persian: Iran Deal will Make the World Safer


WASHINGTON, D.C.—— A few hours after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the West’s nuclear deal with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry told VOA the resolution is “an expression of hope for the future for Iran, for the rest of the […]

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André Mendes Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event

BBG CEO André Mendes (l) and Dean Cheng from the Heritage Foundation speak about non-conventional tools of engagement.

Interim CEO and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors André Mendes was a panelist at the 4th annual, “Diplomacy and Warfare in the 21st Century” discussion on July 17, hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Foreign Policy Initiative.   Mendes spoke about non-conventional tools […]

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Martí Contributor Arrested Covering Fatal Building Collapse

Dilapidated building in Havana.

While capturing video of a deadly building collapse in Havana, independent reporter and Martí contributor Ignacio Gonzalez was arrested and detained on Wednesday, July 15. Heavy rainfall had contributed to the collapse that killed at least four people, including a three year old child, in a […]

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Governor Armstrong Travels to SE Asia to Visit USIM Operations

Two men shaking hands, one in a western style suit, the other in traditional Burmese clothes.

Before joining the rest of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its meeting in Prague, BBG member Matt Armstrong traveled to South East Asia to gain first-hand knowledge of the local media environment and of U.S. international media operations in the region. Armstrong’s tour included […]

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  • The Board

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