BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Newseum ISIS Event

ISIS and the Digital War

Voice of America and the Newseum Institute hosted a forum on October 21 to discuss how the Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization. Read More

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


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

Burke Awards

BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. Read More.

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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Voice of America Marks 20th Anniversary of Genocide in Srebrenica

Four panelists, including one syping in on a monitor, listen as a moderator speaks

WASHINGTON D.C., July 9, 2015 - The Voice of America hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The event, titled “Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica,” examined events of that time both in historical terms and in the context […]

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Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica

A Bosnian woman cries at a coffin of her relative, one of 173 of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Reuters)

The worst massacre on European soil since World War II, the massacre in Srebrenica, was a watershed event in the history of the Balkan wars and the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, 20 years later, the country still faces formidable political and economic challenges, including ethnic […]

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VOA Launches Audio App in Partnership with AudioNow

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America, in partnership with AudioNow Digital, launched an audio-only app that will allow users to listen to VOA programming over data or cellular voice connections. That option is especially valuable for VOA audiences in emerging markets where streaming audio is not […]

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‘Indispensable Help In Difficult Times’ — RFE/RL Celebrates 20 Years In Prague


(PRAGUE, Czech Republic — July 2, 2015)  This week, RFE/RL marked its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic in an event convened under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and attended by dignitaries from over 22 countries. In his keynote remarks, Prime Minister […]

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The Martís Cover Historic Embassy Announcement

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MIAMI- The announcement made by President Obama today announcing the historic re-opening of American and Cuban embassies was broadcast live to Cubans via Radio and Television Martí. This is the first time the two nations have hosted each others’ embassies in more than 50 years. […]

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RFE/RL Details Multimedia Expansion to Key Targets

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s multimedia expansion and rapid growth was the focus of today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Board traveled to the RFE/RL headquarters to tour the facilities, meet the staff and learn more about the […]

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  • The Board

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