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BBG Expands Its Reach With SoundCloud

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced a new strategic partnership with leading audio platform SoundCloud, adding hundreds of hours of audio programming weekly for users to access worldwide. The move is expected to expand the BBG’s online audience by introducing its radio Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

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Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with Read more »

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BBG Highlights Strategic Interests in Transitioning Societies

April 11, 2013 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today discussed innovations across the agency in delivering independent news to transitioning societies, and the implications of the FY 2014 budget request for U.S. international media. Governors Michael Meehan and Victor Ashe focused at the start on the Read more »

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BBG Budget Request Reflects Strategic Priorities and Global Media Environment

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Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its FY 2014 budget request to help U.S. international media meet its strategic priorities in light of dynamic global media environments and current spending constraints. “Tight budgets require us to prioritize the use of Read more »

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Dennis Mulhaupt Leaves the BBG Board

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Washington, DC – BBG Board member Dennis Mulhaupt today informed the White House and his colleagues that he is leaving the Board. Mulhaupt had been serving as alternate presiding governor, chair of the BBG Governance Committee and chair of the board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Read more »

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BBG Provides Bird Flu Reporting Workshops

Journalists in Vietnam participate in a BBG workshop on covering avian influenza

BOGOR, INDONESIA — As concerns about avian influenza spread across Asia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) conducted workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to train local journalists on how to cover the deadly disease and other potential epidemics. The workshops, which were held this week Read more »

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BBG Board to Meet April 10-11, 2013

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WASHINGTON DC – An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at BBG Headquarters in Washington.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates on programming initiatives and development from VOA, Read more »

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Website Showcasing News From Around the World Debuts Today

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Washington, DC – Breaking international news gathered by one of the world’s most extensive networks of journalists can now be found in one place thanks to a new online initiative by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Today marks the launch of the BBG’s Global News Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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Information Regarding BBG Chief Financial Officer Position

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following announcement today: “We were delighted to inform you last week that Mary Catherine Pleffner was going to join the BBG as our Chief Financial Officer. Unfortunately, Mary now will not be joining us because the Department of Read more »

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