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Broadcasting Board Emphasizes Prevalence of Threats to Journalists in Pakistan, Syria and Azerbaijan

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Springfield, Va. — Highlighting threats to media freedom worldwide at its meeting on March 8, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) paid tribute to a pair of fallen journalists and another under intense pressure in Azerbaijan. At the top of the session held at the Read more »

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Experts Assemble to Craft New Tools for U.S. International Broadcasting

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics & International Affairs Princeton University

Washington, D.C. – Thought leaders from the worlds of technology and government are seeking next-generation answers to a range of challenges, including how U.S. international broadcasting can add renewed luster to its global brands. They gathered Feb. 10 as members of the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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New Pressure on Jammers of International Broadcasts

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called upon the world’s nations to take “necessary actions” to stop intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The change in ITU regulations, which was approved at the just-concluded World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) in Geneva, Switzerland, came after numerous complaints that Read more »

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VOA Somali Program Available in Canada

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Washington, D.C. — Canada’s large Somali diaspora community can now listen to the latest VOA Somali broadcasts on their phones. The new “call-to-listen” service is part of a growing partnership between Voice of America and AudioNow, a mobile distribution provider. The VOA Somali Service, which Read more »

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Budget Request Reflects Long-Term Strategy, Changing Media Environment

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Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its FY 2013 budget request, which contains a set of strategic measures to advance its core mission and meet the challenges of the changing global media environment within current spending constraints. “In these times Read more »

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Michael Lynton Becomes the BBG’s Interim Presiding Governor

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Washington, DC – Following the departure of Chairman Walter Isaacson, the Broadcasting Board of Governors today unanimously approved BBG member Michael Lynton as its new interim presiding governor. “It is a pleasure to work with this multi-talented, bipartisan board, and an honor to be elected Read more »

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VOA’s Health Program for Women in Tanzania

VOA Swahili journalists Esther Githui-Ewart and Mkamiti Kibayasi.

Washington, D.C. — Women and young girls in Tanzania are talking about critical health issues on a new VOA radio show called Crossroads: Healthy Decisions for the Youth. The 30-minute Swahili language program examines crucial health-related decisions made by young girls, decisions that could impact Read more »

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VOA Director Condemns Iranian Satellite Jamming

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Washington, D.C. — VOA Director David Ensor has condemned Iranian satellite jamming in a new blog posted on the Voice of America Public Relations webpage, www.insidevoa.com. From the VOA Director: Satellites are extraordinary devices, hovering quietly above the earth, beaming everyone’s favorite TV shows into Read more »

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Lynne Weil Named Director of Communications and External Affairs at BBG

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Washington, D.C. — Lynne Weil has been named Director of Communications and External Affairs of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Weil will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief advisor for Congressional and external affairs. Read more »

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International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming

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Geneva, Switzerland — Five of the largest international broadcasters have called upon delegates now convening in Geneva for an international treaty-making conference to address the problem of intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The practice, known as “satellite uplink jamming,” seeks to disrupt international broadcast coverage. Read more »

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