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 Starts Mobile Newscasts to Mali


Washington, D.C. — Voice of America is now offering special daily news broadcasts for mobile phone users in Mali, where Islamic militants in the north have clamped down on independent sources of information. “Mobile phones are the single best platform to share news and information in […]

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BBG Calls on Syrian Government to Ensure Safety of Missing Alhurra Journalists

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi

Washington, D.C.  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has called upon the Syrian government to ensure the safety of two of its journalists who were reportedly seized by Syrian forces on Monday, August 20. Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, were reporting […]

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VOA Program Connects US and Pakistan

VOA program host Sana Mirza

Washington, D.C. — Viewers in Pakistan can now experience a slice of life in America, with the premiere of a dynamic new VOA program that follows show host Sana Mirza as she gets to know the country. “I just moved here myself, so I’m seeing things […]

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New BBG Gallup Data Shows Dramatic Rise in Mobile Use in Nigeria (Video)


Washington, D.C. — Mobile phone use across Nigeria has increased dramatically, and the media gap between Hausa speakers and others has narrowed, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “The big takeaways today are the rise of mobile web […]

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VOA Hosts Angola Election Debate


The candidates running against Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos held a lively election debate Friday on a special two-hour edition of VOA’s popular radio call-in program Angola Fala Só. The candidates, Isaisas Samakuva (UNITA), Eduardo Kwangana (PRS), Lucas Ngonda (FNLA) and Abel Chivukuvuku (CASA-CE), […]

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Exclusive: VOA Interviews President of Ghana

Shaka Ssali and Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, meet in Accra

Ghana’s new President, John Dramani Mahama, welcomed VOA English to Africa host Shaka Ssali to Osu Castle, the presidential residence in Accra, where they discussed the sudden death of former President John Atta Mills and the challenges and opportunities facing Ghana. In Ssali’s interview, President […]

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Deadly Syrian Air Attack Witnessed by VOA Reporter


VOA correspondent Scott Bobb became an eyewitness to a Syrian air attack that killed dozens of people in the rebel held border town of Azaz on Wednesday. Bobb says he was interviewing a local Syrian rebel commander when a Syrian MiG fighter dropped a bomb […]

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Burmese President Grants First Interview to VOA


In an exclusive television interview with Voice of America, Burmese President Thein Sein says he wants to improve education for minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse majority Buddhists of persecuting them. The interview, conducted in the capital, Naypyitaw, is the first to be granted to VOA […]

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  • The Board

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