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BBG Releases 2012 Annual Report

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its 2012 Annual Report detailing the agency’s many initiatives and its continued progress in providing objective news and analysis via multiple platforms, including broadcast and digital media to audiences worldwide. According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits RFA Staff in Bangkok

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Staff and journalists at Radio Free Asia were visited by BBG Governor Victor Ashe yesterday at the Thailand offices in Bangkok. Governor Ashe, who serves as vice chairman of the board of RFA, stopped by during a personal trip to the region to express his Read more »

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BBG Governor Offers Support to RFA Office in Cambodia

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During a personal trip to Southeast Asia, BBG Governor Victor Ashe stopped by the Radio Free Asia office in Phnom Penh to check on operations and offer support to the staff and journalists there. “We salute you, and we recognize and appreciate the risks you Read more »

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BBG Governors Meet in Moscow to Discuss Future of Russian Media

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(Click on the photos to see a larger image and captions) Governors Susan McCue and Michael Meehan were in Moscow this week to consider matters relevant to U.S. international media in Russia. Governor McCue, who chairs the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Read more »

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Freedom House: Global Press Freedom at 10-Year Low

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From the BBG Strategy Blog… Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Paraguay, and Thailand are all downgraded to “Not Free” by Freedom House. Major international broadcasters release a joint statement on World Press Freedom Day… Just one in six people live in a country with a free press Read more »

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Diversity Embraces Change: Communication, Collaboration and Engagement, May 14, 2013

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will hold its in-house Diversity Day on Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. in the Cohen Building Auditorium. The program, titled Diversity Embraces Change: Communication, Collaboration and Engagement, will feature guest speaker Mr. Howie Schaffer, an author, speaker, trainer and Read more »

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its broadcasters will take time to remember the journalists we’ve lost, reflect on the challenges we face, and move forward as we continue to provide news and analysis to those who don’t have Read more »

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Updated: BBG Board Meeting April 24, 2013

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On April 24, members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors initiated an open meeting as a continuation of their April 10-11 meeting. When it was determined that a quorum was lacking, the Board voted to adjourn until May 15 and then discussed several matters. A Read more »

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BBG Welcomes Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Robert Zaal, director of Radio Nederlands Worldwide (RNW), briefed BBG management on the Dutch broadcaster’s recent restructuring and discussed possible avenues for collaboration with the BBG and its broadcasters.  Zaal described RNW’s new focus on younger audiences, online platforms and thematic content centered on human Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the Read more »

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