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.

VOA on Assignment at the Nuclear Talks with Iran in Vienna

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As the final deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, VOA Persian is presenting a series of new programs discussing and analyzing the tough issues under negotiation. On Tuesday, June 30, VOA Persian Director Setareh Derakhshesh will host an one-hour TV Special from Vienna, […]

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MBN Highlights Ramadan Around the Globe


As Muslims around the world commemorate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, MBN is bringing Ramadan traditions to millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language network to have live coverage with simultaneous translation of President […]

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Board to Meet, Examine Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic, on July 1, 2015.  In addition to Board business, the Board will honor the 65th anniversary of RFE/RL and the 30th anniversary of Radio […]

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Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals


WASHINGTON — RFE/RL’s Persian language service was lauded in New York this week as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd’s special report “Tradition of the Blade” won a gold award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show “Five in the Afternoon” took home a silver award at […]

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RFE/RL Journalists Beaten By Police While Covering Armenia Protests

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YEREVAN, Armenia – In the morning hours of June 23, two RFE/RL Armenian Service correspondents were beaten by police while reporting on a standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Police roughed up at least 10 journalists, including several other members of the […]

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Radio Sawa Report Wins Silver at the New York Festivals

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa’s report on the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children was awarded the Silver Medal in the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program in the Human Interest category. For four years, the war in Syria has caused an unfathomable humanitarian crisis and the […]

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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal at the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program Awards for its Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks. Titled, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Power Industry,” the […]

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VOA Tibetan Offers Millions of Viewers Rare Glimpse of Dalai Lama’s ‘Long Life Ceremony’


WASHINGTON D.C., June 22, 2015 – VOA’s Tibetan Service marked the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s upcoming 80th birthday with a historic four-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in his honor in Dharamsala, India. It was the first time since the Chinese takeover in […]

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VOA Tibetan is marking the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

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WASHINGTON – On July 6, 2015, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is turning 80 years old. VOA’s Tibetan Service is marking the occasion with a 4-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in His honor that will take place in Dharamsala, […]

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VOA and Newseum Host Discussion about Police, Cameras and the Constitution

Panelists at VOA's In the Public Eye event hosted at the Newseum

WASHINGTON D.C., June 18, 2015 — Voice of America, in partnership with the Newseum, hosted a panel discussion Wednesday examining how new electronic devices are affecting the relationship between police and the American public. Titled “In the Public Eye: Police, Cameras and the Constitution,” the discussion took place […]

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  • The Board

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