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Public Service Recognition Week May 6–12, 2012

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“Information is the oxygen of Democracy,” says IBB Deputy Director Jeffrey Trimbile in this video about the BBG and its mission. View other BBG Public Service Recognition Week Videos Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set Read more »

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

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Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards Read more »

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Video: BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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RFE/RL’s World Press Freedom Day Video

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On World Press Freedom Day, RFE/RL pays video tribute to journalists working in some of the world’s most dangerous and restrictive environments to report news and document censorship, despite a glaring lack of basic media freedoms. WATCH: RFE/RL marks World Press Freedom Day According to Read more »

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BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rededicated its Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station on May 2 during a ceremony in Grimesland, N.C., that honored Murrow, the renowned broadcaster and director of the USIA (1961-1964), and recognized World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included Congressman Walter Jones; Read more »

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Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí Read more »

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BBG Seeks Comment on Draft Consolidation Plan for RFE/RL, RFA, MBN

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors is seeking comments on its newly-released plan to consolidate several support functions of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and to create a single, non-profit grantee in an effort to redirect managerial savings Read more »

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VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas

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Cartagena, Colombia — The VOA Spanish Service coverage of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia included live and commissioned reports to sixteen radio and television affiliates. Six television stations throughout the region were provided with live Skype reports throughout the day and special summaries Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Discovery Over Washington

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On its final flight, the Space Shuttle Discovery flew low over the nation’s Capitol as thousands took photographs and applauded. BBG photographer Magda Hishmeh, stationed on the roof of BBG headquarters at the foot of Capitol Hill, captured these images of the historic flight.   Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Nigerian VP Namadi Sambo Visits VOA

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Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo makes a courtesy call at VOA headquarters in Washington on April 16, 2012.  Mr. Sambo, Nigeria’s US Ambassador Ade Adefuye and other officials, held private talks with VOA Director David Ensor and the BBG Director of Strategy and Development, Bruce Read more »

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