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BBG Recognizes Employee Contributions to Combined Federal Campaign

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Employees of the Voice of America (VOA) and the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) took the time to recognize the efforts of those individuals across the agency who participated in the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual workplace charitable-giving drive for federal employees, at a Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Discusses His Upcoming Trip to the Middle East on Alhurra TV

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about his upcoming trip to Jordan and Israel, where he hopes to meet with leaders to understand their views of the Syrian conflict. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated that that Read more »

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Governor Ashe Commends Martí Staff

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BBG Board member Victor Ashe visited the Office of Cuba Broadcasting  (OCB) headquarters on May 21 to express his support for employees who have continued providing news and information to the island as usual despite the damage and disruption caused by a recent fire.  Governor Read more »

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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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BBG Honors RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service

Members of RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, during the May 17 BBG certificate presentation ceremony. In the lower right corner, BBG Governor Victor Ashe (r) and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose.

The journalists of RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service have been honored for their “bravery, dedication and service to the people of Russia’s North Caucasus region” by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). BBG Governor Victor Ashe, who also serves as Vice Chair of RFE/RL’s Board of Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Speaks to Alhurra TV About His Proposed Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar yesterday about the Syria Stabilization Act of 2013, which would provide limited lethal and non-lethal weapons to vetted Syrian groups. “As long as Assad can have 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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