Category Archives: BBG

BBG Hosts US Youth Observer to the United Nations

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Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a visit from Brooke Loughrin, the first-ever US Youth Observer to the United Nations. Loughrin toured the Voice of America, and did an interview in English with the BBG Office of Policy as well as an interview in Read more »

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BBG Strategy & Budget Committee Holds Panel Discussions on Russia, Iran

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors Strategy and Budget Committee hosted two panel discussions on broadcasting strategies for Russia and Iran with internal and external experts at its Dec. 13 meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Governors Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe and Dennis Mulhaupt participated Read more »

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In Burma, BBG Officials Meet With President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

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On the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Burma in November, and as a follow-up to BBG-wide technical advisory committee meetings, three BBG Governors went to Burma on a trip organized and accompanied by Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu and joined by Read more »

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SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal with Annual Human Rights Award

SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cameraman Cuneyt Unal with Annual Human Rights Award

The South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) awarded Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal its 10th annual Human Rights Award on Dec. 6th in Istanbul. “Bashar is a brave and dedicated journalist who risked his life to report from a war zone, I Read more »

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BBG Hosts Transparency International Corruption Report Release

Gustavo Win, a development officer with BBG, left, speaks with Huguette Labelle of Transparency International and Alan Larsen of Transparency International USA

Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted Transparency International and the Transparency International USA chapter as they presented the findings of 2012 Corruption Perception Index. “After a year of focus on corruption, we expect governments to take a tougher stance against the abuse of Read more »

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Lobo Honored for Service to Broadcasting

IBB Director Richard Lobo accepting the Gold Circle Award

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo was honored with the Gold Circle Award by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding service to broadcasting over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Lobo, who was appointed Read more »

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André Mendes Nominated for Federal Leadership Award

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André Mendes, the Director of the Office of Technology, Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for a Federal Leadership Award in the FedScoop 50 Awards. The FedScoop 50 Awards honor Federal IT leaders who work to support their agency’s Read more »

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Federal Offices in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Tuesday, Oct. 30

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are: required to telework, on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area, on leave without pay, or on Read more »

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BBG Covers the 2012 Race for the White House

Alhurra Correspondent Khaled Khairy interview Arab-Americans

Every four years the eyes of the world focus on political life in America and the battle for the White House. As Election Day nears, the Broadcasting Board of Governors is bringing information on civics and democracy to its overseas audience in support of its Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Nominated for Nine AIB Awards

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ broadcasters are finalists for nine 2012 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2012. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, includes entries from 23 countries across five continents, reflecting the best of global TV and radio Read more »

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