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BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

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WASHINGTON – With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. The IBB manages the transmission, distribution, digital media development, marketing, Read more »

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Senate Confirms Ambassador Kornbluh to the BBG

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WASHINGTON – The United States Senate last night unanimously confirmed Ambassador Karen Kornbluh to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. “Karen’s international media expertise, experience and insight will be tremendous assets for the BBG,” said Chairman Read more »

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Senate Confirms Two New Members for the BBG Board

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WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has confirmed two new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate tonight unanimously approved Michael Kempner and Dr. Leon Aron for membership on the bipartisan board. In Read more »

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Board to Meet, Examine International Broadcasting Bureau

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on December 18, 2014. In addition to Board business, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. The Board will also recognize the 65th anniversary Read more »

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BBG Partners With Ghana Tech Incubator

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has partnered with Hub Accra, a Ghana-based tech incubator, to develop mobile solutions to promote civic engagement in West Africa. The partnership will create fellowships to provide local members of the tech and entrepreneurial communities with practical experience designing and Read more »

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BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the arrest and detention in Baku of prominent Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova and called for her speedy release. She has been sentenced to two months of pre-trial detention, and if convicted could serve three Read more »

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Internet Growth Exponential in Cambodia

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WASHINGTON — Cambodians are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information, with 12% reporting weekly Internet use (up from 4.9% in 2012), according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. “Between 2012 and 2014 Internet use just Read more »

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U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience of 215 Million

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WASHINGTON — The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase Read more »

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BBG Applauds ITU Decision to Track Sources of Satellite Interference

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WASHINGTON- The Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as other leading international broadcasters and broadcasting unions, are welcoming new steps taken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to address harmful interference with satellite transmissions, including cases of deliberate interference. At its recently concluded Plenipotentiary Conference Read more »

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Democracy in Action: BBG Networks Bring Midterm Elections to the World

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WASHINGTON – As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, the media networks within the Broadcasting Board of Governors showcased democracy in action and engaged global audiences with the democratic process. The Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Read more »

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