Category Archives: Innovation

New BBG/Gallup Research: Iran Media Use 2012

BBGGallupLaptops copy
Also posted in Event | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Internet Security Training for World Uyghur Congress

Carlotta James of Psiphon discusses Internet security at the World Uyghur Congress

A guidebook to Internet security created for Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region and in diaspora communities around the world was the subject of a training session at the recent World Uyghur Congress (WUC) General Assembly in Tokyo. The training was led by Carlotta Read more »

Also posted in BBG, Highlight | Tagged , , | Comments closed

Newly-Delivered, Innovative Equipment Gives Libyan Listeners Expanded FM Access to Radio Sawa

LibyaNew

Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has launched an FM radio transmitter in Tripoli that covers the Libyan capital and its suburbs, home to about two million people. The new transmitter broadcasts a 24/7 stream from Radio Sawa, with a signature mix of more Read more »

Also posted in BBG, Press Release | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

Media training in Tanzania

A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

Also posted in BBG, Highlight, VOA | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Alhurra and Radio Sawa Launch New Websites

Alhurra_logo250

Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa launched two new websites to create a better experience for the audience. The new and improved Alhurra and Radio Sawa sites are easier to navigate with a cleaner, more user-friendly design. Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com also promotes audience interaction, Read more »

Also posted in Alhurra, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media

f_logo

MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

Also posted in BBG, Highlight | Tagged , , | Comments closed

VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ Hits iTunes Store

jessica+160

Washington, D.C. — OMG! Meiyu, Voice of America’s trendy Chinese-English video blog, is attracting new fans at the iTunes store, where Jessica Beinecke’s popular teaching segments are now available for free as podcasts. Millions of people in China and elsewhere have come to love Jessica’s Read more »

Also posted in Press Release, VOA | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

CarlosHeritage1 copy

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García Read more »

Also posted in Highlight, OCB, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

BBG’s InnovationSeries Blog Recaps SXSW

InnovationBlogThumb

If you weren’t able to get to Austin for South by Southwest this year, check out this roundup from the notebook of VOA’s Elizabeth Pfotzer. From the latest on iPhone democracy, to the use of photography and video in news, to the question of trust Read more »

Also posted in BBG, Highlight | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

VOA’s ‘Podelis’ on Satellite to Russia: Amb. McFaul Talks Twitter

'Podalis' hosts Igor Riskin and Yulia Savchenko

Washington, D.C. — ‘Podelis,’ Voice of America’s cutting-edge TV-webcast to Russia, went live on satellite Wednesday, bringing social media and direct audience participation to a new level. VOA Director David Ensor says the interactive show is “unlike any television program we have ever produced.” He says Read more »

Also posted in Press Release, VOA | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed