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BBG Condemns Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a directive issued by the Cambodian government that forbids the broadcasting of all foreign programming for 31 days prior to the July 28 election. The directive affects all FM radio stations broadcasting Radio Free Asia and Voice of Read more »

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BBG Announces Burke Award Winners

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Hamid Mohmand, Kabul bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Afghan Service; Pisethvicheyanandh Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement for Two FM Transmitters in Mauritania

BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman signs agreement with the head of Telediffusion de Mauritanie (TDM), Dieh Sidaty.

In support of freedom of information and expression in Mauritania, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Télédiffusion de Mauritanie (TDM) have announced an agreement for media cooperation to include FM broadcasting, journalism training, and technical assistance to improve Mauritania’s media infrastructure. Consistent with the Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million a Week Worldwide

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U.S. international media’s weekly audience has reached a new high of more than 203 million people thanks to substantial audience growth in Latin America for the Voice of America, innovations across digital media platforms, and expanded networks of distribution for award-winning news and information programs.  Read more »

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Board Calls for End to Harassment and Threats to Press

BBG Governor Michael Meehan, BBG Governor Susan McCue, IBB Director Richard Lobo, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors emphasized the need for global press freedom and renewed their call for the release of journalists being held in Syria. “Bashar Fahmi, a correspondent for Alhurra, is still missing and incommunicado in Syria. It has been 10 months Read more »

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Despite Threats, BBG Provides Special Programming Ahead of Iranian Election

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Washington, DC – As the Iranian presidential race narrows in the final days before the June 14 election, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ multimedia networks are tracking breaking news, citizen reactions and political shifts with unbiased news and accurate information, despite increasing threats to its Read more »

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Presiding Governor Lynton Steps Down from the BBG Board

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Washington, DC – Broadcasting Board of Governors leader Michael Lynton has informed the White House that he is leaving the BBG effective today. “It has been an honor to serve our country by taking part in the work of this board, which was established to Read more »

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Board Members Discuss Media Freedom and Other Ongoing BBG Priorities and Hold a Town Hall Meeting on the Budget

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WASHINGTON – Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on May 15 — the second continuation of the Board’s recessed meeting on April 11 — and hosted an agency-wide town hall meeting about the FY 2014 budget proposal. The Board meeting opened with a Read more »

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Governors Honored for Supporting Freedom of Speech

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WASHINGTON DC- BBG Board members Victor Ashe, Susan McCue and Michael Meehan have been named “Champions for Freedom of Speech” by the New York chapter of the Visual Artists Guild, a nonprofit organization that supports freedom of expression worldwide. The Governors, along with human rights Read more »

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Governors Seek to Expand U.S. International Media Efforts in Russia

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At the end of their May 3-7 visit to Moscow, BBG Board members Susan McCue and Michael Meehan released the following statement: “Given the rapidly shrinking independent media across Russia over the past few months, we have asked the management of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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