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



Internet Access is Changing Behaviors in Africa

BBG and Gallup release research indicating that going online has a measurable impact on the activities, attitudes and behaviors of people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Read More

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.

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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VOA Ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian Retires at 91, Leaves Lasting Legacy


Leo Sarkisian, the creator of Music Time in Africa , VOA’s oldest English language music program, signed out of work for the last time Friday, ending a career that spanned more than half a century and took him to every country on the African continent. […]

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Board Condemns Jamming of Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C. —   U.S. international broadcasting signals to Iran are once again being jammed, possibly in connection with street demonstrations and arrests there, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned the resumption of interference in its programming for Iranians. “The jamming of news delivered […]

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  • The Board

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