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.

During Visit to RFA, Exile Prime Minister Calls for Meaningful Talks With China

Lobsang Sangay on set at RFA

During a July 20 interview with Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Tibetan Service, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year as prime minister, or kalon tripa, of Tibet’s India-based exile government, expressed his hope for continued dialogue with China, despite the recent breakdown of official talks. […]

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BBG Officials Meet With Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf


Three top BBG executives met this week with new media trailblazer Vint Cerf to discuss ways in which the BBG and Google can work more closely together. BBG Board member Michael Meehan, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Dick Lobo and Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu […]

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Tibetan Leader Lobsang Sangay Talks to RFA

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Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan exile government prime minister (Kalon Tripa), was in Radio Free Asia’s studio today for an interview with Tibetan service journalist Palden Gyal. Sangay met with BBG officials on July 19. Watch the interview (Tibetan)

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BBG Assures Key Tibetan Leader of Commitment to Providing Information through a Variety of Media

Michael Meehan, left, and Lobsang Sangay

Washington D.C. — In a meeting July 17 with the prime minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Central Tibetan Administration, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the agency’s top executive confirmed the BBG’s commitment to supporting freedom and democracy for all Tibetans through […]

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Happy Birthday OMG! Meiyu


One year and 14 million clicks later, OMG! Meiyuis celebrating the first anniversary of the online language teaching program, which has cultivated a loyal audience of Chinese fans who tune in to learn the latest American slang expressions.The quirky video blog, hosted by VOA’s Jessica […]

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VOA Revamps Chinese TV Program

Daphne Dung-Ning Fan on the set of 'VOA Weishi'

Chinese TV viewers now have two hours of fast-paced news and information available every day, with the launch of the new Mandarin language television program, VOA Weishi , or VOA Satellite TV. The daily program goes beyond the latest headlines with live reports from VOA […]

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2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

Mukarram Khan Aatif of VOA's Deewa Radio

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; Karen […]

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VOA wins second award for powerful story on 9/11 victim


Three VOA journalists have been honored for the second time for a powerful story about a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. TV reporter Carolyn Presutti, photographer/editor Michael Burke and photographer Mike Kornely won a 2012 Clarion Award for a Television Feature Story/Segment. […]

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet Censorship


The co-founder of Wikipedia spoke out against Internet censorship at the annual international conference Wikimania, hosted in Washington by the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with 15 organizations, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “We will continue to speak out, and I personally will continue […]

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Celebrating VOA’s Swahili Service at 50


BBG Governor Victor Ashe joined in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of VOA’s Swahili Service, marking the milestone with congratulations and a plaque on behalf of the board on July 12 at BBG headquarters in Washington. Ashe met with the staff of the service, which began […]

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  • The Board

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