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Chief Technology Officer of the US Visits the BBG

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Todd Park, center, meets with BBG’s Co-Directors of Innovation Rob Bole and Raina Kumra Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on Oct. 19 to discuss innovation and the ways in which government can best use Read more »

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BBG Gold Medal Awards (Video)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) annually presents Gold Medal Awards to employees in recognition of exemplary contributions to the agency’s mission. Watch the BBG’s 2012 Medal Awards program on demand: Windows Media Broadband On Demand The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal Read more »

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Taking the Oath at BBG

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When new employees join the BBG team, the onboarding process now includes a modest swearing-in ceremony with our executive leadership including International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and VOA Director David Ensor. “These ceremonies give new employees a chance to meet the management team and Read more »

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BBG Dealbook: New Affiliates in Pakistan, Niger, Serbia, El Salvador

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From the BBG Strategy blog: The BBG adds new affiliates on multiple platforms to distribute programming and content in Pakistan, Niger, Serbia, and El Salvador… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA English Learning Expands in Pakistan Voice of America’s English Learning programming has found another home Read more »

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Panel Examines New Laws in Russia (VIDEO)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hosted a panel discussion to examine the impact of several new, repressive Russian laws on freedom of expression and the operations of international organizations. The discussion, called “New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?,” was held Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

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Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Participants will include BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton along with Read more »

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Many Iranian Officials Acknowledge Satellite Jamming; No One Seems To Know Who’s Behind It

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In her Persian Letters blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Golnaz Esfandiari writes that while acknowledging the existence of satellite jamming, Iranian officials seem quick to play the “not me” card… Significant satellite television usage continues in Iran. Reuters photo. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Read more »

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Covering the Crisis in Syria

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As the conflict in Syria rages on, BBG journalists are providing in-depth coverage of the crisis for audiences in the region and around the world. Stationed at the Syrian borders with Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, reporters for Alhurra and Radio Sawa are covering major Read more »

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New Contest Results in Dozens of Innovative Ideas

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors sponsored its first-ever Pitch Fest to help drive and cultivate innovation through an internal competition of programming and technical ideas.   A panel of judges and broadcast executives selected four winners from more than 80 submissions designed to contribute to the Read more »

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HIV/AIDS Media Training at VOA Headquarters

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Hundreds of journalists from around the world developed new perspectives on covering HIV/AIDS during a two-day media training session held over the weekend at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. The training was supported by the International AIDS Society and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Read more »

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