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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interviews: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Days In Minsk

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For more than two years in the early 1960s, the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was Oswald’s home. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, RFE/RL has comprehensive reports that chart Oswald’s time in Minsk with the 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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TV Martí Airs Hacia la Democracia II, Featuring Lech Walesa

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On Sunday November 10th, 2013, TV Martí aired the second edition of Hacia La Democracia (Towards Democracy), a half-hour program focusing on the transition from totalitarianism to democracy. The episode, which featured analysis by former Polish president and human rights activist Lech Walesa, examined the 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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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraqi Prime Minister

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sat down with Alhurra-Iraq for a wide-ranging interview about various issues facing his country. The hour-long interview, which will air on Talk of Two Rivers, also incorporated questions from Iraqi viewers directly to the Prime Minister. During the interview Prime 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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Alhurra Interviews Reps. Moran and Engel on Egypt and Iran

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Shortly after the “East-West: The Art of Dialogue” event on October 30 in Washington D.C., Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) sat down with Alhurra correspondent Mohamed Hussin Nassar to discuss the Middle East. During his interview, Rep. Moran suggested that Egyptian General 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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