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2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; Karen Read more »

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BBG Data Show Internet, Satellite Usage in Iran at All-Time Highs

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Washington, D.C. — Two-thirds of Iranian households have access to computers and 39 percent of Iranians surf the Internet weekly, new data gathered for the Broadcasting Board of Governors show. VIEW THE PRESENTATION The BBG unveiled the findings about how Iranians use television, radio, and Read more »

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BBG Members Meet With Top Czech Officials

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Prague — Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors praised top officials of the Czech Republic, the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for their country’s long-term support for U.S. international broadcasting, a key instrument of U.S. foreign policy. While in Prague for a board Read more »

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Meeting at RFE/RL, BBG Moves to Leverage New Openness in Burma, Control Travel Costs, Honor Former Gov. Wimbush

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Prague  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is moving to take full advantage of the recent liberalization of press restrictions in Burma. At its regular monthly meeting, the board approved a resolution offered by Gov. Michael Meehan that seeks new coordination among the BBG, Read more »

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Board Member and Former RFE/RL Executive S. Enders Wimbush Steps Down

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Washington, D.C. — S. Enders Wimbush has stepped down from the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “We extend our deepest thanks to Enders Wimbush for all he has done, not only during nearly two years with the Board, but through many years — including his leadership at Read more »

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Newly-Delivered, Innovative Equipment Gives Libyan Listeners Expanded FM Access to Radio Sawa

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has launched an FM radio transmitter in Tripoli that covers the Libyan capital and its suburbs, home to about two million people. The new transmitter broadcasts a 24/7 stream from Radio Sawa, with a signature mix of more Read more »

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Dalai Lama Discusses BBG and Tibet with Meehan, Liu

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Chicago — In a meeting today with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the president of Radio Free Asia discussed the BBG’s plan to strengthen U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America’s Tibetan service and RFA. “We Read more »

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Strategy, Serving Audiences and Saving Money Top the Agenda at BBG Board Meeting

Miami — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today renewed its commitment to a long-term strategy to reach more people in countries with limited or no media freedom, discussed concrete means to expand audiences in China and Latin America, and explored further ways to save taxpayer Read more »

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Board Forges Ahead With China Strategy, Adapted to Modern Media Environment and Audience Needs

Miami — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a renewed strategy for broadcasting to China that will be reflected in the ongoing dialogue with Congress about the Agency’s proposed FY 2013 budget. “China’s highly competitive media market and its government’s aggressive jamming of Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors April 20 Meeting

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Friday, April 20 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Marti in Miami, Florida. The Board discussed the status of the consolidation plan for BBG-sponsored grantees; the implementation of the Governors’ long-term strategy; and Read more »

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