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.

Watch Live: Panel on Russia Media Laws

Windows Media Broadband Live Link Windows Media Broadband On Demand Link The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) invites you to a roundtable discussion, New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech? During the summer of 2012, the Russian parliament passed and President Putin signed […]

Posted in Event | Comments closed

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits the BBG


Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today, participating in interviews with Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) and meeting with top agency officials. The Nobel Peace Prize winner praised BBG broadcasters for providing news […]

Posted in BBG, Press Release | Comments closed

TV Martí’s Coverage of the Death of Oswaldo Payá in Cuba (Video)


The Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s TV Martí has provided comprehensive coverage of the death of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá in Cuba.

Posted in Highlight, OCB | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

RFA Reports on Rumblings of Economic Modernization in North Korea

North Korean farmers sit in a wagon on the outskirts of Pyongyang

Radio Free Asia’s extensive coverage of North Korea’s efforts to energize its economy has been cited across a variety of major news outlets, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, CBS News, and Deutsche Welle. RFA’s reports have detailed the agricultural and labor policy […]

Posted in Highlight, RFA | Tagged , | Comments closed

Alhurra Brings the Pulse of the Egyptian Street to the Middle East


Springfield, Va. — On Saturday, September 15, Alhurra launches Street Pulse, the network’s latest production from Egypt. The program takes a unique look at the most important social and cultural issues; examining a single topic each week such as the impact of the internet on […]

Posted in Alhurra, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed
  • The Board

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