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 Website Wins Online News Association Award


Washington, D.C. — Middle East Voices, a collaborative Voice of America social journalism project that combines traditional reporting, commentary, and the stories of people living through the Arab Spring, has been honored with a 2012 Online Journalism Award for “Topical Reporting.” The awards, which were announced […]

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine on Riots in the Muslim World


Alhurra’s Inside Washington host, Robert Satloff spoke with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about the riots in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film, the purpose of public diplomacy, and the importance of religious tolerance. On the violent […]

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BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in Burma


The popularity of FM radio rose rapidly in Burma and radio continues to be the dominant source for news and information, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. The BBG, in partnership with Gallup, presented the findings today […]

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Ben Cardin on Egypt and Syria


Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding U.S. aid to Egypt and the situation in Syria. During the interview Sen. Cardin said, “We understand the importance of our relationships in the Middle East, we are very much engaged. We are […]

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BBG Renews Calls for Release of Missing Journalists, Seeks Third-Party Access

Bashar Fahmi

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has again called for the immediate release of two Alhurra journalists who went missing in Syria one month ago today. Additionally, the BBG is seeking third-party access to detained cameraman Cüneyt Ünal to determine his well-being, and has asked […]

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Panel Examines New Laws in Russia (VIDEO)


The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hosted a panel discussion to examine the impact of several new, repressive Russian laws on freedom of expression and the operations of international organizations. The discussion, called “New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?,” was held […]

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Dana Perino to Leave the Broadcasting Board of Governors


BBG Board member Dana Perino today told her colleagues that she would be leaving the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the end of the year. “As you know, ever since I moved to New York, I have not been able to participate as much as […]

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  • The Board

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