Category Archives: BBG

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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BBG Begins Language Service Review 2013

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The BBG’s annual review of language services is underway with an eye toward setting priorities in line with the current geopolitical landscape and media environment… Mandated by Congress, the annual Language Service Review (LSR) is a process during which the Broadcasting Board of Governors prioritizes Read more »

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BBG Welcomes German Journalists for Study Tour

VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin meets with visiting German journalists.

Eleven German journalists visited the BBG yesterday as a part of the RIAS Berlin Commission’s spring exchange program. The participants met with IBB Director Richard Lobo and attended a VOA editorial meeting. They then met with VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin and Read more »

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World Poetry Day at the BBG

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In celebration of World Poetry Day, here is a sample of the extraordinary poetry programs and projects from across the BBG. Russia RFE/RL’s Russian Service paired up with the English Pen Club to translate into Russian a collection of “Poems for Pussy Riot” by English Read more »

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BBG’s Censorship Circumvention on Display at Two Events

Andre Mendes demonstrates new innovations in censorship circumvention at the Public Diplomacy Council.

Recently, André Mendes, CIO/CTO for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, spoke at two high-profile events which focused on the BBG’s use of cutting-edge technology to circumvent Internet censorship. On Monday, March 1, Mendes briefed the University of Southern California-Public Diplomacy Council’s lunchtime forum on the Read more »

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez visits BBG

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Cuban blogger and free speech advocate Yoani Sánchez met with BBG officials amid a Washington visit that included top U.S. lawmakers and diplomats.  During the trip, Sánchez  emphasized the need to support independent journalists and human rights activists on the island.   She is on an Read more »

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