Category Archives: BBG

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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BBG Hosts Conference on Audience Research

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted the 2013 Conference of International Broadcasters’ Audience Research Services (CIBAR) November 3-6 in Washington, D.C. The conference seeks to promote a deeper understanding among international broadcasters of the practices and value of audience research. “CIBAR represents — in the Read more »

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Governor Matt Armstrong Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong met with RFE/RL journalists and directors from each of the language services, new media managers and senior executives during a visit to the network’s headquarters in Prague from October 30 through November 1.  Armstrong also met with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Read more »

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Raising the Profile of the BBG at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

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Senior managers and regional experts for the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an active role a high-profile conference held by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.They raised the profile of  the BBG and its networks, pursued business development opportunities – particularly affiliate relationships, –and showcased our innovative Read more »

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2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – BBG Results

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OPM has provided the initial BBG results from the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  The agency had an important increase in the participation rate of employees as well as significant increases in several categories of questions. In 2013, 70% of eligible employees took the survey Read more »

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BBG Hosts Training for Journalists in Moldova

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Over 70 journalists, international law experts, government officials, judiciary and law enforcement officials, and civil society representatives came together on October 17 in Chisinau, Moldova, for a conference hosted by the BBG in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The meeting, Read more »

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BBG Networks Nominated for 13 AIB Awards

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are finalists for 13 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2013. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, reflects the best of global TV and radio production and technology. Winners will be Read more »

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BBG Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously Read more »

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