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

New TV Show Brings ‘Facts, not Lies,’ to Russian Speakers

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WASHINGTON (October 14, 2014) – A new Russian-language TV news program that launched today will provide audiences in countries bordering Russia with a balanced alternative to the disinformation produced by Russian media outlets that is driving instability in the region. “Current Time,” or “Nastoyashchee Vremya” in Russian, […]

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VOA Journalist Will Be Front and Center at Ukraine’s Election Debates

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—VOA journalist and broadcaster Myroslava Gongadze has been selected to co-host a series of parliamentary election debates on one of Ukraine’s major networks, First National TV. Ukraine held early presidential elections in May, in the aftermath of the massive Euromaidan protests, and will hold […]

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Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Terrific.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry said about the news that children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.Kerry spoke about the award during a one-on-one interview at the […]

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraq’s New Prime Minister

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Alhurra’s Falah Althahabi that many countries in the region including Jordan and Turkey are threatened by ISIL and added that, “Saudi officials have just now realized that ISIL is posing a threat to them,” in an interview that aired […]

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VOA Partners with Leading Radio Station in Haiti

VOA Partners in Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America will expand its broadcast footprint through a newly minted agreement with Radio Télé Caraibes, FM 94.5 and AM 1150, a market-leading radio station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with coverage in selected cities across the country. “We are very pleased to be […]

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VOA App Named Finalist for Meffy Award

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Voice of America’s mobile news app, which was created with assistance by BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation, has been selected as a finalist for “Best Mobile Service” at the 2014 Meffy Awards. This is the first time a BBG product has been selected […]

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Under Secretary Stengel Visits MBN Studios in Dubai

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Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, visited MBN’s studios in Dubai during his recent trip to the Middle East. He toured the Alhurra studios and met with Al Youm anchors Nabila Kilani and Bassel Sabri, Al Youm reporter Ahmed […]

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VOA Launches Kurd Connection

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kurdish Service of Voice of America has launched an expanded live version of its Kurd Connection TV Program to Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Kurdish news and current events show has been expanded from 20 minutes to 50 minutes at the request of the VOA affiliate […]

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VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

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While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information on multiple media platforms.

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Putin Foe Speaks to VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—After being silent about it for more than ten years, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the most well-known political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is once again talking Russian politics. He ended his silence this week in Washington, where he was the keynote speaker at a […]

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  • The Board

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