BBG Oct Meeting

BBG Meeting Outlines Activities in the Middle East and New Strategic Priorities

At its Oct 8 meeting, the BBG delved into the strategic priorities of the BBG Board and of newly-appointed CEO John Lansing, and to hear a detailed update on MBN operations and programming. Read More



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

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


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.

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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Senators Corker and Menendez Provide Reaction to Iran Deal on Alhurra TV

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Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to Alhurra Television about the Iranian nuclear deal that was announced on July 14, 2015. Sen. Corker stated that he was still reviewing the agreement, but was starting […]

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VOA Provides Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Iran Nuclear Agreement

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 14, 2015 – Voice of America has provided extensive, around-the-clock coverage across various platforms on the historic agreement between Iran and the United States, Great Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany and the European Union. As the final agreement was announced in […]

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BBG Networks Provide Unparalleled Coverage of Iran Agreement

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, 2nd right, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, left, talk to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the wait for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, not pictured, for a group picture  at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

WASHINGTON – The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were the first to break the news in Persian of the historic nuclear agreement that had been reached with Iran, providing one of the few sources of accurate, reliable and comprehensive news source in the […]

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‘Faces Of Srebrenica’ Project Overwhelmed By Response

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Twenty years after Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War II, RFE/RL’s Dzenana Halimovic wanted to ensure that the victims — and not just the names — are remembered. Faces of Srebrenica is an attempt to collect photos of all the more than 8,000 victims. […]

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U.S. Official Talks to Alhurra About New Communication Hub in the UAE


Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel sat down with Alhurra Television to discuss the newly opened Sawab Center in Abu Dhabi and the fight to counter messaging from ISIL. Stengel stated that the goal of the Center, a joint American/Emirati project is […]

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U.S. Senators Deplore Azerbaijan’s “Politically Motivated Arrests,” Call For Ismayilova’s Release


(WASHINGTON — July 9, 2015)  A group of 16 U.S. Senators, led by Minority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), addressed Azeri President Ilham Aliyev with growing concern about “a systematic crackdown on human rights and independent civil society” in Azerbaijan, calling on him in a […]

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  • The Board

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