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Alhurra Journalist Still Missing After Six Months

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

[slideshow id=68] Washington, D.C. -The Broadcasting Board of Governors stepped up calls today for information on the whereabouts Bashar Fahmi. Tomorrow marks six months since the disappearance of the Alhurra TV correspondent. Fahmi was reporting from Aleppo, Syria on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was […]

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BBG Completes Media Training in Malawi

Professor Sam Swan helps train staff of MBC

February 19, 2013 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has completed a comprehensive training program with management and staff at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation to help MBC professionalize its nationwide radio and TV operations. The training initiative, which wrapped up on February 15 at MBC’s […]

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BBG and VOA offer new options for getting the news to Mali

(AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)

Washington, D.C. – Audiences in war-torn Mali will soon have new sources of reliable and up-to-date news in their own languages thanks to several innovative efforts by the Voice of America and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “The BBG is responding in every possible way […]

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Mary Catherine Pleffner Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

Mary Catherin Pleffner

[Please see the update to this announcement with the BBG’s February 28, 2013 statement] Washington, D.C. – Mary Catherine Pleffner has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and will start work in early March, the agency announced today. Pleffner […]

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BBG Board Meeting, February 22, 2013

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An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the BBG headquarters Washington, D.C.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates from the Governance and the Strategy & Budget Committees, […]

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, […]

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Bringing the Presidential Inauguration to the World

Workers make final preparation for the inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.

Washington, D.C. – As the public swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama for his second term takes place, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists will be there to provide complete coverage of the day’s events along with expert commentary on U.S. policy, the 44th President […]

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Kevin Klose to be RFE/RL’s Acting President and CEO

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that distinguished journalist and broadcast executive Kevin Klose will be the Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Acting in its capacity as RFE/RL’s corporate board of directors, the Board voted unanimously to […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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