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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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Information about Pay and Unemployment Benefits

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Agency federal employees with questions regarding payroll, timesheets and/or unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown will find updated information on these topics in the Frequently Asked Questions document posted on this website under Lapse in Appropriations Guidance.  The newly-updated FAQs are here.  For any further Read more »

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Status of Operations

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Due to a lapse in appropriations, many parts of the federal government have to shut down – including many offices of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Employees can call 202-382-8222 for information on the status of agency operations. Employees are expected to report to work Read more »

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Victor Ashe Recognized for His Service

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Governor Matt Armstrong today presented former BBG Governor Ambassador Victor Ashe with a plaque of the board’s resolution honoring Ashe for his service on the board. Also on hand for the presentation at the Cohen Building in Washington, D.C. were Director of the International Broadcasting Read more »

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BBG Chairman Shell Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August. During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and Read more »

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Nigeria’s Speaker of the House Visits BBG

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The speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors on September 12 where he was interviewed by the Voice of America Hausa Service and met with VOA Director David Ensor and International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo. Read more »

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