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Covering the Crisis in Syria

Alhurra in Idlib, Syria

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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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet Censorship

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The co-founder of Wikipedia spoke out against Internet censorship at the annual international conference Wikimania, hosted in Washington by the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with 15 organizations, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “We will continue to speak out, and I personally will continue Read more »

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VIDEO: The BBG’s LGBT Pride Month Program

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month with a program that included remarks from Barbara Brady, chief of staff at Voice of America; Richard Lobo, director of the International Broadcasting Bureau; and a keynote speech by Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice Read more »

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Video: BBG, Gallup Discuss Data on Iran Media Use

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors recently held the inaugural event in the BBG Research Series, which is conducted in partnership with Gallup. Focusing on media use in Iran, the Gallup survey data showed two-thirds of Iranian households have access to computers and Read more »

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Internet Security Training for World Uyghur Congress

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A guidebook to Internet security created for Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region and in diaspora communities around the world was the subject of a training session at the recent World Uyghur Congress (WUC) General Assembly in Tokyo. The training was led by Carlotta Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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On Diversity Day, a Challenge

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During remarks at the Broadcast Board of Governor’s annual Diversity Day celebration, IBB Director Richard Lobo noted that the agency is among the most diverse in Washington. Still, he challenged employees at all levels to do more to build bridges among the many cultures, races Read more »

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CFC Honors BBG Charitable Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, which each year engages federal employees in the DC metro area with a charitable donation drive, has selected the BBG’s October 18 all-day program with its award for Best Special Event. The award, which honors the Read more »

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