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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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BBG at MBN: A Panoramic View

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors held its March 8 meeting at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Va. The session included visits by the board members to the newsrooms of both Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, during which they met with Read more »

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BBG’s InnovationSeries Blog Recaps SXSW

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If you weren’t able to get to Austin for South by Southwest this year, check out this roundup from the notebook of VOA’s Elizabeth Pfotzer. From the latest on iPhone democracy, to the use of photography and video in news, to the question of trust Read more »

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The BBG: One Organization, Many Brands

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  “One organization, many brands” is integral to the BBG’s new strategy, Impact through Innovation, and Integration. The ability to have multiple brands offers several advantages… More from the BBG Strategy Blog By Bruce Sherman BBG Office of Strategy and Development The BBG’s major brand Read more »

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VOA Lao Turns 50

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VOA’s Lao Service celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 22. BBG Governor Victor Ashe, left, and VOA Director David Ensor, right, presented VOA Lao Service Chief Dara Baccam with a plaque bearing this inscription: “In recognition of your dedication and service to the people of Read more »

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BBG’s 50 Million Audience Increase: How and Where

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The BBG’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan has a goal of increasing its weekly audience size by 50 million. Even in times of austerity, that goal can still be met. Read the BBG’s Strategy Blog to find out how and where.      

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Ambassador Stephens Named to Key DOS Post

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President Obama has designated Ambassador Kathleen Stephens as the Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, a job that includes representing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Stephens, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with Read more »

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BBG Governance Committee Meeting, February 9

The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Governance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Topics planned for discussion include the future structure of U.S. international broadcasting including grantee consolidation and the International Broadcasting Innovation Act, as well as other Read more »

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