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BBG Provides Critical Health Reporting Training in Tblisi, Georgia

Lali Khabulava and Tamara Mamatelashvili

Thirty four journalists, journalism educators and communication officers participated in an August 16-18 seminar on crisis health reporting hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. The BBG Seminar on Avian Influenza, Other Pandemic Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Read more »

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Media Roundup, August 30

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our networks appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications.   CPJ wrote about journalists missing in Syria, including Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi.   The Washington Post featured several pieces from RFE/RL in its Read more »

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Media Roundup Aug 23

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Huffington Post, Radio World and NPR.   This week marked a year since the disappearance of Bashar Fahmi. Broadcasting & Cable and Radio World cover it.   RFE/RL’s reporting on Read more »

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Media Roundup Aug 16

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post and AllAfrica. A piece about the evolution of Cuba’s Internet in Time Magazine noted that the Cuban government continues to censor Radio Read more »

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BBG Meeting, August 21, 2013

BBG meeting logo with updated flag

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, August 21 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. This will be the first meeting of the Board since three new appointees joined in early August. Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Sworn in as BBG Chief Financial Officer

IBB Director Richard Lobo Swears in Leslie Hyland

Leslie Hyland was sworn in July 29, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The CFO is the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and coordinates closely on budgetary matters with Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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VOA Welcomes Russian Journalists

Russian Fellows in TV studio

Six Russian journalists from Buryatia, a Western region near the Mongolian border, spent two weeks with the Voice of America (VOA) as part of a unique fellowship supported by the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Center. The journalists participated in editorial meetings, observed production Read more »

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IBB Director Richard Lobo Congratulates RIAS Award Winners in Berlin

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy and IBB Director Dick Lobo

On June 24, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo joined U.S. Ambassador Philip Murphy in Berlin, Germany, to participate in a RIAS commission meeting and to congratulate the 2013 RIAS Award winners. RIAS is a bi-national commission that fosters U.S.-German understanding as a legacy of Read more »

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Even in Emerging Markets, Connected Devices Hold Promise for Those Who Are Ready

BBG Strategy

From the BBG Strategy Blog From time to time, there is some nostalgia amongst my coworkers for the “good old days,” when we spoke directly to worldwide audiences via shortwave. Some wish we could return to those days, to which my response is, “It’s coming Read more »

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Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

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While the official 2013 BBG Global Audience Estimate won’t be in for a few months, current tracking shows a strong audience increase – fueled by growth at VOA’s Latin America Division. Midyear tracking of the BBG’s global audience shows its broadcasters collectively reaching 203 million Read more »

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