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.

Producer of TV Martí’s Estado de SATS Jailed

Antonio Rodilles

Miami – Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS , has been jailed in Havana after seeking information on the arrest of two Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was arrested when he and the six others went to the Ministry […]

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OMG! Meiyu Host Jessica Beinecke Wins AIB Founders’ Award


Washington — Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, is the 2012 winner of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders’ Award. In addition, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) services Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), […]

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In Zimbabwe, Satellite Dishes are Widespread and New Media are Growing Rapidly

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG

Word of mouth and radio remain the primary sources of receiving news and information in Zimbabwe, but satellite ownership and the use of mobile devices to access the Internet are growing rapidly, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and […]

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Radio Martí Provides Critical Superstorm Coverage

Storm devastation in Holguin, Cuba

Miami — Radio Martí was a crucial source of information in Eastern Cuba before, during and after Hurricane Sandy’s devastating passage, which left 11 dead on the island. With extended news coverage, Radio Martí filled the void left by the official Cuban media and became […]

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VOA Election Coverage in High Demand


Washington — Millions around the world followed the U.S. presidential election Tuesday, courtesy of Voice of America’s radio and television broadcasts, websites and Twitter feeds. “As the election drama unfolded, we had urgent requests from dozens of new stations, in addition to the hundreds of […]

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André Mendes Nominated for Federal Leadership Award

Andre Mendes

André Mendes, the Director of the Office of Technology, Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for a Federal Leadership Award in the FedScoop 50 Awards. The FedScoop 50 Awards honor Federal IT leaders who work to support their agency’s […]

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Alhurra TV Interviews Sen. Marco Rubio on Election Day

Senator Marco Rubio

Alhurra Correspondent Khaled Khairy interviewed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) about President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Sen. Rubio talked about the importance of Florida in presidential election campaigns stating Florida has become a pathway to victory. He went on to say, “Florida is very […]

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VOA Provides Election Coverage to Global Audience

VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem, Murtaza Solangi, Director General of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, and policy analyst Mowahid Hussain Shah, on the set of the Urdu Service election special.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America is teaming up with radio and TV affiliate stations around the world to provide enhanced coverage of this year’s U.S. Presidential Election. VOA’s Urdu Service produced a live pre-election TV special Monday for the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. The program […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the U.S. Presidential Election to Millions Across the Middle East


Springfield, Va.–On Tuesday, Nov. 6th Alhurra Television will kick off its election coverage at 6 a.m. (all times EST) and continue until a winner is declared. The television network will have correspondents stationed at polling locations across the country including Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan […]

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  • The Board

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