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.

“I’m an avid listener of VOA,” says new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is interviewed by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria.

“My daily life starts at 6am by dedicating 30 minutes to listening to VOA,” President Buhari told VOA Hausa reporter Aliyu Mustapha at the presidential villa in Abuja. President Buhari chose VOA for his very first one-on-one interview, after his inauguration, to an international broadcaster.  “I am an avid listener […]

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri

In an interview on Alhurra-Iraq’s Hiwar Khass Iraq, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri stated that Sunni fighters find it difficult to join the Popular Mobilization Forces fight against ISIL to recapture the areas that are under ISIL’s control.  ”There are 124,000 fighters in the Popular […]

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Independent Journalist Detained in Cuba


The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has learned that Martí Noticias contributor and coordinator of the independent video production group Palenque Vision Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina was detained overnight and held for several hours by Cuban authorities.  According to the police, Mr. Lobaina did not have his […]

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Kokang Insurgents Declare Unilateral Cease-fire with Burmese Troops

Group of protestors sit together in a group

Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin and Myanmar services have had extensive coverage of the four months of hostilities between Burma’s ethnic Kokang group and Burmese forces. The ethnic group declared a unilateral cease-fire with forces on Thursday in a bid to bring stability to the region […]

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Reps. Poe and McGovern Respond to White House Criticism of Egypt on Alhurra

Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) speaks to Alhurra about the Presidents report on Egypt.

  Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke to Alhurra Television, reacting to the Obama Administration’s report to Congress on Egypt. The report, while harshly criticizing the Egyptian government for its lack of free speech and for undermining democracy, recommended that the U.S. […]

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BBG Employees Recognized for Superior Public Service

gray and orange NextGen logo

Two Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees have been named as finalists for the 5th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards. Director of Development for Voice of America Joan Mower and Director of Mobile Development in the Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were honored […]

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Young Vietnamese Increasingly Turning to the Internet for News

Woman shows researchers the phone she uses on a regular basis.

  WASHINGTON – Vietnamese youth are increasingly turning to online news sources over state TV, according to data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. When asked to name the three media outlets that are their most important sources of information, […]

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VOA Reports on Rise and Fall in Turkey

Supporters of the Kurdish-backed HDP party take to the streets of Istanbul to celebrate the news that the HDP will, for first time ever, have seats in parliament.

Washington, D.C.—The Voice of America provided extensive coverage of the parliamentary elections in Turkey over the weekend as the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) won enough votes to give Kurds a voice in Parliament for the first time and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling […]

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“Pakistan has created enough mischief” – Former Afghan President tells VOA

Former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, had a reputation for speaking bluntly during the years he was in power.  Now that he is out of office he is even more blunt, as he showed in an interview in Kabul this week with VOA Afghan […]

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‘Until They Are Killed or We Die’ — President of Iraq Talks with VOA

Man, with Iraqi flag behind him, speaking

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2015 – What is the security situation in Iraq? Why have Sunnis joined Islamic State forces? What role does Iran have in the fight against the Islamic State? What is the role of the United States? Should Iraq negotiate with the Islamic […]

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  • The Board

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