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

BBG Networks Provide Comprehensive Coverage of President’s Speech

Screenshot of Alhurra's coverage of Obama's speech

When President Obama addressed the nation on September 10 to outline his strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS, the networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis to their audiences around the world. Leading up to the speech, Alhurra provided special […]

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Special Programming on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Commemorated the Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Alhurra's 9/11 coverage

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special live and comprehensive programming commemorating the tragic day and examined the continued fight against terrorism. No other Arabic news channels offered live coverage of […]

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Senator Nelson Speaks With Alhurra TV About ISIS

Senator Bill Nelson

In an interview with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, Rana Abtar, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and described his bill authorizing military action against the terrorist group. Sen. Nelson stated that while he believes President Obama […]

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Something New for Russians

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.  The exchanges took place on a new program called Cold War?, […]

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Reporta Cuba Contributor Threatened by Cuban Security Forces

marti logo with blue and red stars

MIAMI — Nilo Alejandro Gutiérrez, a citizen journalist for Radio/TV Martí’s Reporta Cuba (Cuba Reports), has reported receiving threats from Cuban State Security agents for his involvement in the project. “I was told that my life and my family’s lives are at risk,” said Gutiérrez, […]

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BBG Condemns Reported Murder Of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the reported beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff by the extremist group Islamic State, and the threat to murder another hostage, David Cawthorne Haines.   “The kidnapping and murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley […]

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OCB Releases Improved Mobile App

screen capture of Marti Noticias app

With a newly designed app optimized to navigate the connectivity conditions of Cuba, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting is making accessing unbiased news and information in the restrictive country even easier. Designed to work in poor connectivity conditions, and taking the high price of Internet […]

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BBG Networks Offer In-Depth Coverage on Ukraine

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As the situation in Ukraine continues to develop, both the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty continue to provide in-depth coverage on the fast-moving developments within the country. VOA Russian launched a new co-produced show, Cold War?, with the Russian Business Channel to […]

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VOA Russian and Russian Affiliate Launch New Show about US-Russian Relations

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A groundbreaking TV show co-produced by Voice of America’s Russian Service and the Russian Business Channel premiered live Thursday in a primetime slot to audiences in Russia. Cold War? connects VOA hosts in Washington and New York with RBC’s Moscow-based host for 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