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BBG Provides Data Journalism Training in Macedonia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia and the Desert Research Institute, hosted two data journalism workshops for journalists and journalism students, on using data in multi-platform reporting to substantiate and strengthen their stories. In addition to a discussion Read more »

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Alhurra Covers the Sentencing of a Cleric in Saudi Arabia

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  Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who has been a critic of both the Saudi and Bahraini governments, was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia, and Alhurra has been providing continuing coverage of the reaction. Al-Nimr was found guilty several charges Read more »

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BBG to Mark Disability Employment Awareness Month

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors, in partnership with the Southwest Interagency Committee, will hold its National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration on October 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cohen Building. The program, titled “Expect. Employ. Empower.” will feature a keynote address by Edward “Ed” Read more »

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What is the Secret to Media Brand Loyalty? Storytelling in the Digital Age

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Join the BBG as it explores storytelling in a digital age with a panel of award-winning media executives.

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2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – BBG Results

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 The Office of Personnel Management has provided the initial BBG results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  Among eligible employees, 69% took the survey. Individual belief and commitment to their work remains very high, above 90%. However, the BBG saw significant decreases (a difference Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraq’s New Prime Minister

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Alhurra’s Falah Althahabi that many countries in the region including Jordan and Turkey are threatened by ISIL and added that, “Saudi officials have just now realized that ISIL is posing a threat to them,” in an interview that aired Read more »

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VOA App Named Finalist for Meffy Award

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Voice of America’s mobile news app, which was created with assistance by BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation, has been selected as a finalist for “Best Mobile Service” at the 2014 Meffy Awards. This is the first time a BBG product has been selected Read more »

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Under Secretary Stengel Visits MBN Studios in Dubai

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Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, visited MBN’s studios in Dubai during his recent trip to the Middle East. He toured the Alhurra studios and met with Al Youm anchors Nabila Kilani and Bassel Sabri, Al Youm reporter Ahmed Read more »

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VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

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While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information on multiple media platforms.

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VOA’s Heather Maxwell Travels to Rwanda and Cameroon

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Dr. Heather Maxwell, host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, traveled to Central Africa this summer as an arts envoy of the United States on a trip sponsored by the State Department. During the trip the she visited Cameroon and Rwanda and appeared on radio Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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