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BBG Oct Meeting

BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

The BBG will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. Watch Live


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

Internet Freedom, Innovation Top BBG’s Agenda at Conference in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh — The Broadcasting Board of Governors promotes Internet freedom because the unhampered flow of information is a prerequisite for democratic and economic development, BBG Board member Michael Meehan said at a conference in Saudi Arabia today. Read Meehan’s prepared remarks. “Global citizens are using […]

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Alhurra Teams Up With MacNeil/Lehrer for Documentary Series on U.S. Elections


Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are joining efforts to co-produce a new documentary series for Arab audiences on the 2012 U.S. elections.   The Making of Democracy will provide viewers from Morocco to Oman with a behind the scenes look at the […]

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BBG Gold Medal Awards (Video)


The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) annually presents Gold Medal Awards to employees in recognition of exemplary contributions to the agency’s mission. Watch the BBG’s 2012 Medal Awards program on demand: Windows Media Broadband On Demand The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal […]

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BBG Board Meeting, October 11, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will hold a full board meeting from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The BBG will recognize the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards winners. The Board also will receive and […]

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Gov. Ashe Meets RFE/RL Staff in Tbilisi


Broadcasting Board of Governors Member Victor Ashe recently returned from a visit to the Republic of Georgia, where he met with staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s current bureau in Tbilisi and toured the broadcaster’s new bureau facility, which is currently being prepared for occupancy. […]

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Taking the Oath at BBG


When new employees join the BBG team, the onboarding process now includes a modest swearing-in ceremony with our executive leadership including International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and VOA Director David Ensor. “These ceremonies give new employees a chance to meet the management team and […]

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BBG Renews Its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

Bashar Fahmi

It has been 50 days since the capture of Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal in Syria; the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) emphatically renews its call for their release. On Aug. 20th Fahmi and Ünal were in reporting from Aleppo, Syria […]

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Statement: VOA Condemns Harassment of Reporter in Ethiopia


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is condemning the harassment of a VOA reporter who was forced to erase recordings she made during a protest rally Friday at the main mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Local VOA reporter Marthe van der Wolf was briefly […]

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Iranian Jamming Disrupts U.S. International Broadcasting Across Several Continents

Jamming began as Iranians, like those in this AP Image in central Tehran, protested falling currency exchange rates.

Washington, D.C. — Iranian jamming of U.S. government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors has found. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of […]

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  • The Board

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