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Governors Susan McCue and Michael Meehan were in Moscow this week to consider matters relevant to U.S. international media in Russia.
Governor McCue, who chairs the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and Governor Meehan, who chairs the BBG’s Strategy and Budget Committee and also serves on the RFE/RL board, met with Mikhail Sokolov and other Radio Liberty veterans to strategize on how best to expand the reach of BBG broadcasters inside Russia. RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose hosted the discussion, which included other Russia and media experts. The meeting focused on how to involve U.S. international media in the Russian civil discourse and engage Russia’s civil society.
While in Moscow, the governors also met with Ambassador Michael McFaul, as well as human rights activists – among them, Lyudmila Alekseyeva — and journalists, including VOA Moscow Bureau Chief Jim Brooke.