2011 Annual Language Service Review Briefing Book

This is the briefing book for 2011 in support of the BBG’s congressionally mandated, annual review of all broadcast language services – the process knownas Language Service Review.

The book provides BBG governors, managers and employees with quick access to core performance and other data for all language services as well as relevant data and information regarding the media and political environments in which the services operate. While such information is already available across the agency through routine research reports, there is added value in a ready reference document. This marks the ninth year that the BBG has produced some version of this book.

It bears noting that the BBG does not attempt to evaluate the performance of the language services based only on a few indicators, regardless of their relevance. The BBG research program yields a host of other data that are fully factored into both program reviews at the broadcast entities and the Language Service Review conducted by the Board.

2011 LSR Briefing Book: Acknowledgements, Preface, How to Use This Document [pdf]

2011 LSR Briefing Book Languages:

Albanian
Albanian to Kosovo
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Belarusian
Bosnian
Burmese
Cantonese
Central Africa
Creole
Dari
English
English to Africa
French to Africa
Georgian
Greek
Hausa
Horn of Africa
Indonesian
Kazakh
Khmer
Korean
Kurdish
Kyrgyz
Lao
Macedonian
Mandarin
Moldovan
Montenegrin
Pashto
Persian
Portuguese to Africa
Russian
Russian North Caucausus
Serbian/Montenegrin
Somali
Spanish to Cuba
Spanish to Latin America
Swahili
Tajik
Tatar-Bashkir
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Turkmen
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uyghur
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Zimbabwe

  • The Board

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