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New BBG Gallup Data Shows Dramatic Rise in Mobile Use in Nigeria (Video)

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Washington, D.C. — Mobile phone use across Nigeria has increased dramatically, and the media gap between Hausa speakers and others has narrowed, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “The big takeaways today are the rise of mobile web Read more »

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ViewPoint: Dick Lobo on International Media

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International Broadcasting Bureau Director Dick Lobo has launched a blog called “ViewPoint” to share some opinions and ideas about international media. With an extensive background in both private sector broadcast journalism and as a public television executive, Lobo offers a unique perspective on the evolving Read more »

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Mobile Audiences Growing Fast, Security Concerns Keeping Pace

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As the adoption of mobile technology grows at astounding rates around the world, mobile device users in countries with repressive regimes face mounting challenges to their privacy and security, according to a report released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Freedom House. Read more »

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In Tibet, Word-of-Mouth Extends BBG’s Reach

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Washington, D.C. — Word-of-mouth networks are the most trusted sources of information in Tibet, and are key to extending the reach of Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America in the region, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Read more »

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BBG Assures Key Tibetan Leader of Commitment to Providing Information through a Variety of Media

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Washington D.C. — In a meeting July 17 with the prime minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Central Tibetan Administration, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the agency’s top executive confirmed the BBG’s commitment to supporting freedom and democracy for all Tibetans through Read more »

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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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