The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Friday, January 13 at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In a resolution, the board condemned the purposeful interference with broadcast transmissions as a threat to human rights and internationally recognized rights to freedom of information and expression. The resolution called on delegates to the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva and the satellite industry to “repudiate this illegal behavior.”
The BBG also approved resolutions, offered by Governor Victor Ashe, honoring VOA’s 70th anniversary along with the 70th anniversary of broadcasts in Cantonese and Mandarin by what is now VOA’s China Branch.
For additional information, please see the BBG’s release on the meeting here.
Resolution: Satellite Interference with BBG Broadcasts
Resolution: Honoring VOA 70th Anniversary
Resolution: Observing VOA Mandarin Cantonese 70th Anniversary
Record of Decisions January 13, 2012
Minutes of November 18, 2011 Meeting
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