Category Archives: Media Development

BBG Provides Data Journalism Training in Macedonia

Photo courtesy: U.S. Embassy Macedonia

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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BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

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Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. During the training, which was organized by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, participants toured resource Read more »

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Town Hall Meeting Engages Community in Rural Burundi

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More than 1,000 people gathered in rural Burundi on January 26 to discuss the topic of family planning and other public health issues. The BBG’s Office of Development organized the town hall in Kirundo, a city about 135 miles from Bumjumbara, the capital of Burundi. Read more »

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BBG Provides Critical Health Reporting Training in Tblisi, Georgia

Lali Khabulava and Tamara Mamatelashvili

Thirty four journalists, journalism educators and communication officers participated in an August 16-18 seminar on crisis health reporting hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. The BBG Seminar on Avian Influenza, Other Pandemic Diseases and Disaster Preparedness 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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BBG Provides Bird Flu Reporting Workshops

Journalists in Vietnam participate in a BBG workshop on covering avian influenza

BOGOR, INDONESIA — As concerns about avian influenza spread across Asia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) conducted workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to train local journalists on how to cover the deadly disease and other potential epidemics. The workshops, which were held this week Read more »

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VOA Debuts Bambara in Mali

VOA in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America today launched broadcasts in a key regional language in the troubled West African nation of Mali, where Islamic militants continue to resist French and African forces trying to oust them from their strongholds. The 30-minute VOA program in Bambara, Read more »

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Citizen Journalism Training in Moldova Teaches Ethics and Innovation

Citizen journalists shooting personal introductions for their new group Facebook page:  Alexander Doroshenko (far left), reporter at NGO Media Center in Tiraspol, Transnistria; Elena Ratoi, PR coordinator at Public Association "Motivation"; RFE/RL's Diana Raileanu and Liliana Barbarosie (far right).

Chisinau, Moldova — Sixteen Moldovan journalists and civil society activists, keen on using media as a tool to make government more transparent, have just completed a Broadcasting Board of Governors-sponsored workshop that focused on using mobile phones and new media tools to promote the free Read more »

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Media Development Events

Ms. Mower visiting the girls at her alma mater in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, formerly the HH Aga Khan Girls Secondary School during her time, now the Zanaiki Girls School FY2012 – Training and Media Development. In 2012, the Voice of America Office of Development Read more »

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VOA Radio Show Encourages Entrepreneurship in Burundi

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Washington, D.C. – A new VOA radio program about entrepreneurship is attracting a lot of interest in the African nation of Burundi, where people see building a business as a path to success in a country with high unemployment. The weekly Kirundi-language program, Tujahe, provides Read more »

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