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Aug 22, 2018, 14:52 ET U.S. Government Media Agency Rebrands

Effective immediately, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent U.S. government agency that employs thousands of talented...


May 03, 2018, 04:28 ET Protecting Journalists Protects Us All

"Today, in recognition of World Press Freedom Day, we honored Ali Nur Siad, a contributor to VOA's Somali service who was killed in a bomb blast in...


Apr 10, 2018, 02:32 ET Board Affirms 2018 Action Plan for U.S. International Media

At the last meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on March 14, 2018, CEO and Director John F. Lansing briefed the Board on the...


Nov 25, 2017, 17:08 ET Statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) CEO John F. Lansing Regarding the Russian Federation's Media Law

President Putin has signed a law under which foreign media organizations can be classified as "foreign agents." Russian officials have indicated...


Jun 19, 2017, 17:10 ET Broadcasters Promote News Freedom via "Bypass Censorship" website

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) [US] joins the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [UK], Deutsche Welle (DW) [Germany], and France...


Jun 13, 2017, 15:56 ET Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez joins BBG as president of MBN

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced that Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez will join the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc....


May 03, 2017, 17:01 ET Statement by CEO John F. Lansing for 2017 World Press Freedom Day

It cannot be denied that access to free and open information makes societies safer, more tolerant and more resilient. But global press freedom is at...


Feb 07, 2017, 23:12 ET BBG Launches 24/7 Russian-language network

On February 7, Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO John Lansing kicked off the official launch of the new 24/7 Russian-language television and...


Feb 01, 2017, 11:19 ET Celebrating 75 years of Voice of America

The following is a statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors: Today, we celebrate Voice of America's 75th year of service. Since its creation,...


Nov 15, 2016, 06:40 ET Unprecedented International Audience Growth to 278 million

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers which show the agency had its largest ever increase in its weekly...


Oct 31, 2016, 06:13 ET CSIS Conversation with BBG CEO on Global Media and its Role in Foreign Policy

The Center for Strategic and International Studies had a conversation with Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO and Director John Lansing in which he...


Jul 16, 2016, 11:39 ET CEO John Lansing statement on the detainment of BBG Chair Jeff Shell

On Tuesday, BBG Board Chairman Jeff Shell was denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow's Sheremetevo Airport. Despite having a valid passport...


Jun 10, 2016, 04:40 ET Veteran AP Journalist Named New President of US Civilian Broadcasting Network RFE/RL

Long-time Associated Press journalist Thomas Kent has been named the new president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the chairman of the...


May 03, 2016, 10:58 ET U.S. Government International Media Agency Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

In a video statement today, Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO and Director John F. Lansing said that upholding press freedom is the top priority of ...


Apr 18, 2016, 07:10 ET The BBG Announces New VOA Director

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice...


Dec 08, 2015, 11:55 ET Maria González to Head Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced that Maria "Malule" González will take over as Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting,...


Nov 16, 2015, 02:19 ET U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million. The ...


Oct 14, 2015, 09:49 ET 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,...