Category Archives: BBG

BBG Networks Among Finalists in New York Festivals

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Finalists for the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Competition have been announced and four networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are among the honorees. Radio Sawa is nominated for Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story for its coverage of the protests and Read more »

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Afghan Women Journalists Visit the BBG

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed leading Afghan women journalists who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Program. The group met with Lynne Weil, BBG’s Director of Communications and External Affairs; Spozhmai Maiwandi, Voice of America’s Senior News Analyst for Read more »

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VOA Documentary Screened in Moscow

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On May 13, the Memorial Foundation in Moscow hosted a presentation and discussion of the Voice of America documentary series called “Parallels. Events. People.” about the history of Soviet dissidents.   IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble gave opening remarks, acknowledging the staff from VOA and Read more »

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Undersecretary Stengel Visits RFE/RL Kyiv Bureau

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U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visited the journalists and staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kyiv Bureau today during his trip to the region. Stengel is traveling to Ukraine, Latvia and Belgium to encourage greater regional support for Read more »

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BBG Networks Covering Continued Tensions, Violence in Ukraine

VOA Ukrainian's Myroslava Gongadze in a live interactive with Ukraine's Hromadske TV.

As the world waits to see what happens next in the standoff with Russia, the networks of the BBG are providing comprehensive coverage, exclusive interviews and unique reporting on the latest developments in Ukraine and the region. In addition to ongoing coverage on television, radio Read more »

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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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