Category Archives: BBG

BBG’s Will Sullivan Speaks at SXSW Interactive

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BBG’s Director of Mobile, Will Sullivan, spoke at South By Southwest Interactive last week in a session entitled, “43 Tongues” about the launching the Voice of America mobile apps in 43 languages. Sullivan’s session was part of SXSWi’s “Future 15″ emerging and new technology track, focused Read more »

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Shortwave Committee Request for Comment

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Please note: The public comment period for the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Radio Broadcasting has closed.  To those who submitted ideas and views: Thank you.  Your input will better inform the Committee’s recommendations and could help shape its comprehensive report to the Read more »

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BBG Partners with Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have partnered to make Voice of America programming available on the nation’s public broadcaster and increase cooperation between the two organizations. As a part of the February 14 agreement, Ghana Television (GTV) will rebroadcast Africa Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Provide Unstinting and Unique Reporting on Violence in Ukraine

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As violence escalates in Kyiv, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing critical information across multiple platforms to the people of Ukraine. In an extremely dangerous environment, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America have harmonized their efforts to share Read more »

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Town Hall Meeting Engages Community in Rural Burundi

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More than 1,000 people gathered in rural Burundi on January 26 to discuss the topic of family planning and other public health issues. The BBG’s Office of Development organized the town hall in Kirundo, a city about 135 miles from Bumjumbara, the capital of Burundi. Read more »

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Governor Meehan Surveys Egyptian Media Scene

BBG Governor Micheal Meehan and MBN President Brian Conniff at press conference in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt – BBG Governor Michael Meehan, whose work on the agency’s board during the past three years has included leadership on Middle East broadcasting initiatives, surveyed the Egyptian media market and supported the launch of the second season of a popular Alhurra Television series Read more »

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Governor Armstrong Travels to California for BBG Outreach

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BBG board member Matt Armstrong visited the Voice of America bureau in Los Angeles, spoke with students of public diplomacy at two universities, and met with the leadership of The Los Angeles Times during a November 21-22 California trip. During his meeting with VOA Bureau Chief Mike Read more »

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Board Honors Broadcasters, IBB Director Dick Lobo

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, along with Governors Matt Armstrong, Michael Meehan, and Ken Weinstein, hosted an agency-wide staff meeting November 18.  The meeting included recognition of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award winners  from each of the BBG networks and presentation Read more »

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BBG Leadership Participates in Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum

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The role and reach of U.S. international media, the changing global information environment, and the future of public diplomacy (PD) were among the topics addressed by BBG senior leaders at the Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum at the State Department on November 12. VOA Director Read more »

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Partnership for a Secure America Fellows Visit the BBG

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Participants in the Congressional Partners Program (CPP) of the Partnership for a Secure America visited the BBG today to learn about the agency’s role in international affairs. Director of Communications and External Affairs Lynne Weil, a CPP alumna, welcomed the group to the BBG.  They Read more »

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