VOA Burma Service Interview

VOA Covers Burma Migrant Workers

VOA Burmese Service correspondent Thet Su interviews a Burma migrant worker cleaning squid at Talay Thai, Thailand's largest seafood wholesaler.


VOA Programs on Sky Net Satellite TV to Burma

The BBG partners with Sky Net, a regional direct-to-home satellite provider, to give audiences in Burma new access to VOA television. More


VOA’s Zindagi 360: Reaching a New Demographic in Pakistan

Zindagi 360 is a fast-paced lifestyle and entertainment show hosted by Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan that focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan, including music, life in America, even food. More

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits the BBG

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets BBG Members at RFA

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with Broadcasting Board of Governors members Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe, and Susan McCue at Radio Free Asia headquarters in Washington. More

BBG Meets With Sec. Clinton

BBG Meets With Secretary of State

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Sept. 13 to discuss efforts to restructure and increase the impact of U.S. international broadcasting. More


Alhurra Show Follows Five Young Egyptians

Alhurra Television brings to life the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution with its new show Rayheen ala Feen? which will follow the day to day lives of five young Egyptians as they respond to political, social and economic changes. More

VOA’s Scott Bobb in Syria

Covering the Fighting in Syria

VOA's Scott Bobb continues his coverage of the Syrian conflict, filming children as they flash peace signs during an anti-Assad demo in Marae. Earlier, he was an eyewitness to a Syrian air attack that killed dozens of people in the rebel held border town of Azaz. More

Dalai Lama

Discussions With the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama meets with Broadcasting Board of Governors member Michael Meehan and Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu to discuss BBG’s plan to strengthen U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America’s Tibetan service and RFA. More

BBG Governance Committee Meeting, February 22, 2013


The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Governance Committee will meet on Friday, February 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at BBG Headquarters in Washington. The Committee will discuss the change to the Smith-Mundt law that goes into effect this year, the status of the International Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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Japan Defense Minister Tells VOA N. Korea Nuke Test a ‘Big Threat’

VOA speaks with Japan's Defense Minister

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Korea’s latest nuclear test is “a big threat, not only to Japan, but also to the East Asia region as a whole,” according to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, in an interview with Voice of America’s Steve Herman. Herman landed an Read more »

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BBG Gets FM Nod in Chad; New Reach in Bolivia, South Sudan, Serbia

BBG Strategy Blog logo

From the BBG Strategy Blog:  The BBG has been awarded a license for a 24/7 FM in Chad, and VOA adds new affiliates on FM in Bolivia, on radio and TV in South Sudan, and on cable in Serbia… BBG Obtains License for FM in Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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VOA Airs Banned Film “Rhino Season” in Iran

Screen shots from banned film "Rhino Season"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The award winning film, Rhino Season, by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, airs on the Voice of America’s Persian Service today, after the filmmaker granted exclusive rights to broadcast the movie into Iran. The film, which has been banned by the Iranian government, Read more »

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VOA Rejects Chinese Allegations on Tibet Self-Immolations

Screen shots of VOA China Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America Director David Ensor has categorically denied allegations contained in a Chinese state television report, which blames VOA broadcasts for encouraging self-immolations in Tibet. “That is totally false,” Ensor said at the VOA headquarters in Washington Wednesday. “We do report Read more »

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Guests Join Avanza Cuba via Skype from Havana

Avanza Cuba

MIAMI- In a first for U.S. government-sponsored civilian broadcasting to Cuba, Radio and TV Martí, has just aired a new edition of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) featuring guests live via Skype from Havana, Cuba. Produced in collaboration with Miami Dade College, the episode, titled “Tu Read more »

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Somali Youth Speak Out on New VOA Show

Close up of control board and papers for new Somali show on VOA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Young people across Somalia can now discuss issues that matter the most to them on an interactive VOA radio program that focuses exclusively on youth-related subjects and ways to empower one of the largest segments of the Somali population.It’s Your Call, an hour-long Read more »

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Representatives from Qatari Media Tour BBG

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Thani, Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation meets IBB Director Dick Lobo

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed visitors from Qatar as a part of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation, and Yousef AlShrouf, a media advisor from the Read more »

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    • Victor Ashe
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Michael Lynton
    • Susan McCue
    • Michael P. Meehan
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