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Credibility of Russian Media Lacking in Baltic Nations

A Chechen woman looks at a TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

Washington, D.C. – Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday. In addition, only those survey respondents who considered Russian-backed Read more »

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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences and New Technologies

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, seeking $777.8 million to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. “This budget makes Read more »

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Ismayilova Confirms Clooney as Defense Counsel

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(WASHINGTON — January 21, 2016)  The announcement by international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney that she will defend RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova before the European Court of Human Rights has raised the profile of the case along with hopes among media freedom advocates that the additional attention Read more »

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BBG, VOA Honor Freelance Journalist Killed in Yemen

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors expressed shock and sadness Sunday after freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli, on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen. “Almigdad Mojalli was a committed and talented journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice Read more »

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Board to Meet to Examine its Activities in Asia

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to board business, the Board will receive an in-depth review of the operations and activities of Radio Free Asia in the past year. Read more »

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Maria González to Head Office of Cuba Broadcasting

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MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced that Maria “Malule” González will take over as Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, responsible for the strategic planning and direction of TV Martí, Radio Martí and Martinoticias.com, which are collectively known as the Martís. Read more »

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Joint Statement by DG7 on Critical Role of Freedom of Information

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A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters say that freedom of information and access to fact-based, verifiable journalism is critical to peace. The statement, issued on behalf of the representatives of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [Australia], British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [United Kingdom], the Broadcasting Read more »

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, Read more »

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U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

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[Ed Note: This version of the press release contains a clarification on how audiences in China access RFA and VOA content.] WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million.  The increase Read more »

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BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2015 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from extremism in Nigeria Read more »

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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 2 months 8 days

    in prison

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