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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

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At its meeting today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2014 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from ethnic conflict Read more »

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the headquarters of "Russia Today" TV channel in Moscow, Russia, (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), Read more »

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BBG to Become More Nimble and Streamlined Under the FY15 Budget Request

RFE/RL correspondent Andriy Dubchak reporting live in Kyiv, Dec 2013

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its detailed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.  The agency, which oversees civilian international news and information programs for people in more than 100 countries, is seeking $721.26 million to meet strategic priorities, Read more »

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Killing of RFI Baghdad Bureau Chief Prompts Shock, Outrage Among BBG Board

RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2014) — The senseless death today of the Baghdad bureau chief of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq has shocked the members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, who called for the immediate arrest of the Iraqi presidential guard accused in his shooting. “Dr. Read more »

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Television Viewership Ubiquitous in Egypt

L-R: MBN Director of Audience Research Diana Turecek, Gallup Senior Analyst and Senior Practice Consultant Mohamed Younis

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2014) – Despite the political changes that have occurred in Egypt over the past several years, the media sources upon which people are relying for news and information have not changed significantly, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board Read more »

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BBG Budget Request Tied to Global Priorities and Evolving Media Environments

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WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced its FY 2015 budget request, which will help U.S. international media meet strategic priorities in light of dynamic global communications environments and current spending constraints. “This agency has a strategic imperative to Read more »

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BBG Pioneers Mobile Platform for Breaking News

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WASHINGTON- The Office of Digital and Design Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors is revamping the way journalists report breaking news with a new mobile live-blogging platform, Relay. Relay offers journalists a sleek and easy way to collect and distribute text and multimedia content Read more »

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BBG Reviews its Operations in the Middle East

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors focused its meeting today on perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East and took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The four-hour meeting at MBN’s headquarters examined the Read more »

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BBG to Examine Middle East Broadcasting and Regional Perceptions of the U.S.

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Springfield, VA, headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks on February 25. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa and feature a panel Read more »

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Richard Stengel to Begin Working With BBG

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Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel will soon begin working with the Broadcasting Board of Governors as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  His duties will include representing Secretary of State John Kerry to the BBG. “We are extremely fortunate to Read more »

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