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US Ambassador Congratulates RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service On 60th Anniversary

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen, speaking at a celebration of Radio Azattyk's 60th anniversary in Bishkek, 7 June 2013.

  RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 7 at the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater in the capital city, Bishkek. One of the attendees at the celebration, US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, recently sent a letter of congratulations and appreciation for the Read more »

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“Africa 54″ Puts Spotlight on Egypt

Africa 54 host Vincent Makori goes live with Alhurra TV's Tarek El Shamy in Cairo. (photo by Patricia Li)

Africa 54 – VOA’s fast-moving TV magazine show – put its newfound versatility on display in Egypt this week, with live reporting on the deadly clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. As demonstrators filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday (July 8th), Read more »

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RFE/RL Lands Exclusive Interviews

Oliver Stone on RFE/RL

From the red carpet to the disputed borderlands of the Caucasus, RFE/RL offers these recent exclusive video interviews: As U.S. film director Oliver Stone attended the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic to received the Crystal Globe award for his contributions to world Read more »

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VOA Welcomes Russian Journalists

Russian Fellows in TV studio

Six Russian journalists from Buryatia, a Western region near the Mongolian border, spent two weeks with the Voice of America (VOA) as part of a unique fellowship supported by the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Center. The journalists participated in editorial meetings, observed production Read more »

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Martís Provide Uncensored Baseball

MLB on Marti

The two-month-old ball game that aired in Cuba over the weekend may have been the first time in more than 50 years that a Major League Baseball game has aired in its entirety on state-run media, but it is not the only source of MLB Read more »

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IBB Director Richard Lobo Congratulates RIAS Award Winners in Berlin

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy and IBB Director Dick Lobo

On June 24, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo joined U.S. Ambassador Philip Murphy in Berlin, Germany, to participate in a RIAS commission meeting and to congratulate the 2013 RIAS Award winners. RIAS is a bi-national commission that fosters U.S.-German understanding as a legacy of Read more »

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Even in Emerging Markets, Connected Devices Hold Promise for Those Who Are Ready

BBG Strategy

From the BBG Strategy Blog From time to time, there is some nostalgia amongst my coworkers for the “good old days,” when we spoke directly to worldwide audiences via shortwave. Some wish we could return to those days, to which my response is, “It’s coming Read more »

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Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

BBG Strategy

While the official 2013 BBG Global Audience Estimate won’t be in for a few months, current tracking shows a strong audience increase – fueled by growth at VOA’s Latin America Division. Midyear tracking of the BBG’s global audience shows its broadcasters collectively reaching 203 million Read more »

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Governor Victor Ashe Visits USIB Bureau in London

From left to right: Adel Barghouti (VOA business and finance);  Bijan Farhoudi (VOA Persian Service correspondent);  Iwona Ptaszynska  (VOA business and finance); BBG Governor Victor Ashe; Jon Spier (VOA cameraman/editor); Mary Motta (London bureau chief); Jason Godman (radio production editor); Christine Furnell (office manager);

Governor Victor Ashe visited London bureau of U.S. international broadcasting on June 24. Commenting at the facility that is shared by several broadcasters overseen by the BBG, Ashe said, “I was delighted to visit the VOA London office which also houses personnel from VOA’s Persian Read more »

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BBG: Consider the Changing Landscape

Michael Meehan

Around the globe today, only one out of six people lives in a country with free media. According to Freedom House, this is the worst media freedom rate in more than a decade. That’s precisely why the work of U.S. international broadcasting journalists is more Read more »

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