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CEO Statement and Video on World Press Freedom Day

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“Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world.  Our networks play a […]

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CEO Statement on Hiring of Sandy Sugawara as VOA Deputy Director

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Today, the Voice of America made another step toward positive change and reform with the addition of Sandy Sugawara as Deputy Director. I’m thrilled with the direction that Director Bennett is taking the VOA, and having Sandy on board will be a tremendous benefit to […]

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BBG Meeting Focuses on Importance of Digital, Social Media; New VOA Director Introduced

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Today’s meeting was attended by […]

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BBG Condemns Targeting of Independent Journalists in Crimea, Including RFE/RL Contributors

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the targeting of independent journalists in Russia-annexed Crimea following police searches on Tuesday of the homes of seven residents of the peninsula, including some who have worked as RFE/RL contributors. The Moscow-backed Crimean Prosecutor General’s Office says […]

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BBG Meets With Secretary Kerry, Shares Key Priorities of the Board

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met with Secretary Kerry on Tuesday.  Front Row (L-R) BBG Governors Matthew Armstrong, Karen Kornbluh, Michael Kempner
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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the BBG’s work and impact on key global issues. Secretary Kerry was briefed on a range of issues, including the Board’s journalistic mission to counter ISIS […]

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The BBG Announces New VOA Director

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).  An introduction and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Voice of America headquarters at 10 a.m. this morning […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Key Priorities

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on April 20, 2016 at 10:30 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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BBG Wins Three CFC Awards

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors earned three awards from the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), thanks to the hard work of the CFC keyworkers at VOA, IBB, TSI and OCB. The awards were presented at the CFCNCA Campaign Finale on Thursday, […]

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BBG Networks Present a Unified Strategy

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WASHINGTON – As a part of the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the leaders of each of the five BBG networks, collectively known as the U.S. International Media Coordinating Council (ICC), presented key initiatives and collaborative activities aimed at maximizing their operations in […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Increased Coordination Among Networks

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, at 11:00 a.m. on February 26, 2016. In addition to Board business, the board will honor Voice of America stringer Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed in an air raid while reporting […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 30 days

    in prison

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