March Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, March 11 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Martí in Miami, Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov.

The Board will hear a report from the BBG Strategy and Budget Committee on the status of the ongoing regional strategic reviews. The BBG also will consider resolutions recognizing anniversaries of various broadcasting services; its 2011 policy statements on sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity; and a report from the BBG Governance Committee on matters pertaining to board operations.

In February, Latin America was the focus of the BBG’s year-long strategic review process. The strategic analysis centered on the priority of using media to manifest engagement and partnership while upholding freedom of the press, especially for Cuba and Venezuela. The intensive study engaged internal and external experts in discussions held in Washington, D.C. and Miami. The board reviewed Voice of America (VOA) Latin America and Radio/TV Martí programs and delivery, as well as market conditions and opportunities across the region. In addition, the review benefited from a visit by 15 U.S. ambassadors to countries in Latin America.

Additional information on Board activities is available online here.

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