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BBG Seeks Comment on Draft Consolidation Plan for RFE/RL, RFA, MBN

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors is seeking comments on its newly-released plan to consolidate several support functions of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and to create a single, non-profit grantee in an effort to redirect managerial savings Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Discovery Over Washington

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On its final flight, the Space Shuttle Discovery flew low over the nation’s Capitol as thousands took photographs and applauded. BBG photographer Magda Hishmeh, stationed on the roof of BBG headquarters at the foot of Capitol Hill, captured these images of the historic flight.   Read more »

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Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media

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MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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2011 BBG Annual Report

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This report summarizes the activities of Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including: the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí), Radio Free Asia, the Middle Read more »

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BBG 2012 Partnerships In Education Program

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Over the last 11 years, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has vigorously supported the District of Columbia Partnerships in Education Program.  The Agency has maintained a partnership with School Without Walls Senior High School located at 2130 G Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037. The Read more »

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BBG Shortwave: Sorting the Fact From the Fiction

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The BBG Strategy Blog takes a look shortwave, one of the hottest topics in U.S. international broadcasting: Once the only tool, shortwave is now just one of many in the distribution toolbox. But when, where, and how much the BBG should use SW has become Read more »

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Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine Visits the BBG

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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine was welcomed April 10 to Broadcasting Board of Governors headquarters, where she toured facilities and met with staff. It was her first visit to the BBG since being sworn in on April 5. Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she and her National Read more »

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On Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa: Sen. McCain Discusses Syria

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Springfield, Va. — During recent interviews with Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the situation in Syria, saying the United States stands with opposition forces who crave freedom. Speaking with Radio Sawa, McCain addressed the Arab League’s decision not to call Read more »

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For BBG Gov. Ashe, a Busy SE Asia Agenda

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BBG Gov. Victor Ashe wraps up his tour of Southeast Asian broadcast facilities this week with a series of meetings in Thailand, including stops at the offices of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Bangkok. Earlier, Ashe visited the Bangkok Transmitter Plant where Read more »

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