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BBG Meeting Focuses on Networks’ Delivery, Measurement of Impact

(L-R) IBB Director of Research Sonja Gloeckle, Ernie Torriero, director of VOA's Extremism Watch Desk, and OCB Chief Content Officer Natalia Crujerias accounted for three people of the panel that discussed impact  during Thursday's BBG Board meeting.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met Thursday at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive status reports on important initiatives and to discuss BBG networks’ reach and impact with target audiences. In a panel discussion moderated by CEO and Director John F. Lansing, representatives […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Agency’s Impact Model

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on June 23, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In addition to Board business, the Board will adopt resolutions honoring the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Armenian service, the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Georgian […]

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty announces Thomas Kent as new President

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WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field […]

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Statement by CEO John Lansing on the Deaths of Two NPR Journalists in Afghanistan

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The CEO and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, John F. Lansing, has expressed his condolences over the deaths of two NPR journalists on Sunday in Afghanistan.  Photojournalist David Gilkey and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were traveling with an Afghan army unit when their […]

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Board Chairman’s Statement on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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Today is a great day, but it is only one step in a long fight for press freedom in Azerbaijan. We remain committed to informing, engaging and connecting the people of Azerbaijan in support of freedom and democracy, and we look forward to celebrating more press freedom victories like today’s.

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Statement by CEO John F. Lansing on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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For too long – 537 days –Khadija has been separated from her family and friends and prohibited from serving the Azerbaijani people with her investigative reporting. I welcome her release and I hope that it is an indication that change is coming to Azerbaijan when it comes to press freedom.

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Internet, Mobile and Social Use on the Rise in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan

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Washington, D.C. – Iraqis are increasingly turning to the internet, social media and mobile phones to learn about news and other developments, although television remains their dominant source for information, according to research presented on Wednesday at a briefing conducted by the BBG and Gallup […]

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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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