Category Archives: BBG

Governor Weinstein Visits Chad

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During visits with journalists, students and government officials in Ndjamena, Chad, BBG Governor Kenneth Weinstein emphasized the key role that media freedom plays in a democracy.  Weinstein’s May 4-5 trip coincided with the launch of a new BBG FM station in the capital and World Read more »

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BBG Releases 2013 Annual Report

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its 2013 Annual Report detailing the agency’s initiatives and progress in exemplifying free press, combating violent extremism, and fostering greater understanding and engaging audiences. According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2014 report, press freedom has Read more »

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Reporting From Ukraine Becoming Increasingly Risky, Important

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Amid an increasingly dangerous environment for reporters in Ukraine, the networks of the BBG are resolute in their efforts to provide much-needed news and information to audiences in the region. On May 1, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video crew was attacked when they trained Read more »

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Press Freedom and Ukraine

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

In the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day 2014, our Ukraine experts Adrian Karmazyn and Maryana Drach participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about press freedom and the reporting environment in Ukraine. We’ve compiled some of the Q&A below, though we recommend you read the entire Read more »

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The Global Response to Growing Ukraine Crisis: VOA and RFE/RL Deliver Unique, Extensive Coverage

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

As governments around the world are scrambling to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing Ukrainians and Russians with extensive coverage of multilateral discussions and conversations with world leaders. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty this week conducted Read more »

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong Visits Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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On April 6-7, BBG Governor Matt Armstrong visited the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station outside Greenville, North Carolina.  Armstrong toured the property and met with staff to learn more about the operations of the facility. “Meeting with this hard-working and dedicated staff was an honor,” Read more »

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

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As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. Last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) launched a Crimea-focused website, “Crimea Realities.” In its first six days the site was visited Read more »

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BBG Networks Continue to Increase Coverage in Ukraine and Crimea

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Amid mounting tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the networks of the BBG continue to boost their service to audiences in the region, creating new methods of engagement and providing additional avenues for accurate and impartial news. In addition to establishing a “Crimea Desk” dedicated Read more »

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VOA Indonesia Celebrates Two Years with Award Winning CMS

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Two years ago today, Voice of America’s Indonesia Service became the first of VOA’s language services to launch a website powered by the Pangea content management system.  Pangea, which was created by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, proved to be so useful, it now serves as Read more »

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