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Passage of New Law Enhances Our Journalists’ Reach, Improves the Agency’s Use of Resources, Increases Transparency, BBG says

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hailed a new law that updates one of the founding statutes of public diplomacy in the United States, a change that the Board has long supported and had incorporated into its strategic plan. The defense authorization Read more »

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Board Accepts Resignation of RFE/RL President and CEO Steven Korn

Washington, D.C.  – The Board of Directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) today accepted the resignation of RFR/RL’s President and CEO, Steven Korn, to be effective January 25, 2013.  The Board thanked Mr. Korn for his service and noted his work to enhance RFE/RL operations. Read more »

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BBG Journalists Worldwide Honored in 2012 for Skill, Talent and Courage

RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova

Washington, DC – Journalists all around the world who work under the direction of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were recognized for their skill, talent and courage with dozens of awards from groups involved with media and the public interest in 2012. BBG journalists received Read more »

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BBG Launches Russia Review, Recognizes Journalists and Departing Senior Managers, Adopts New Travel Guidelines

BBG Presiding Gov. Michael Linton and Gov. Victor Ashe.

Washington, D.C. – During its final meeting of 2012, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched an extensive review of its efforts in Russia, recognized BBG journalists and senior managers for extraordinary service and adopted new travel guidelines. After a day-long meeting of its Strategy & Read more »

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BBG Content on Google Currents Mobile Platform in 40 Languages

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Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is using Google’s new Currents platform to provide enhanced mobile access to text, audio and video content in more than 40 languages. The BBG’s use of Currents will provide users abroad with a richer mobile experience when Read more »

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BBG Measures Audience Growth in Key Markets

Iraqi men watch BBG's Alhurra TV

Washington, D.C. – U.S. government-funded, civilian international broadcasters reached an estimated 175 million people per week on a variety of media platforms in 2012, including large audiences in countries that are key priorities for U.S. foreign policy, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The figure, Read more »

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OMG! Meiyu Host Jessica Beinecke Wins AIB Founders’ Award

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Washington — Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, is the 2012 winner of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders’ Award. In addition, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) services Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Read more »

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In Zimbabwe, Satellite Dishes are Widespread and New Media are Growing Rapidly

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG

Word of mouth and radio remain the primary sources of receiving news and information in Zimbabwe, but satellite ownership and the use of mobile devices to access the Internet are growing rapidly, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Read more »

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BBG Colleagues Carry out Their Mission in Spite of Hurricane Sandy’s Many Hazards

Workers haul sandbags to shore up vulnerable spots near federal buildings in Washington, DC

Federal government offices and other workplaces in the Washington region shut down during Hurricane Sandy, but the dedicated men and women working in U.S. international broadcasting forged ahead, overcoming obstacles including a lack of public transportation and dicey commutes, some from great distances. The Broadcasting Read more »

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Photo of Cameraman Surfaces: BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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With the surfacing of a recent photo of cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who disappeared in Syria two months ago while working for Alhurra TV, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today renewed its call for the immediate release of Ünal and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi. The Read more »

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