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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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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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