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BBG Condemns Targeting of Independent Journalists in Crimea, Including RFE/RL Contributors

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the targeting of independent journalists in Russia-annexed Crimea following police searches on Tuesday of the homes of seven residents of the peninsula, including some who have worked as RFE/RL contributors. The Moscow-backed Crimean Prosecutor General’s Office says […]

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BBG Meets With Secretary Kerry, Shares Key Priorities of the Board

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the BBG’s work and impact on key global issues. Secretary Kerry was briefed on a range of issues, including the Board’s journalistic mission to counter ISIS […]

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The BBG Announces New VOA Director

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).  An introduction and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Voice of America headquarters at 10 a.m. this morning […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Key Priorities

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on April 20, 2016 at 10:30 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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BBG Wins Three CFC Awards

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors earned three awards from the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), thanks to the hard work of the CFC keyworkers at VOA, IBB, TSI and OCB. The awards were presented at the CFCNCA Campaign Finale on Thursday, […]

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BBG Networks Present a Unified Strategy

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WASHINGTON – As a part of the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the leaders of each of the five BBG networks, collectively known as the U.S. International Media Coordinating Council (ICC), presented key initiatives and collaborative activities aimed at maximizing their operations in […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Increased Coordination Among Networks

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, at 11:00 a.m. on February 26, 2016. In addition to Board business, the board will honor Voice of America stringer Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed in an air raid while reporting […]

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Credibility of Russian Media Lacking in Baltic Nations

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Washington, D.C. – Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday. In addition, only those survey respondents who considered Russian-backed […]

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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences and New Technologies

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, seeking $777.8 million to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. “This budget makes […]

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Ismayilova Confirms Clooney as Defense Counsel

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(WASHINGTON — January 21, 2016)  The announcement by international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney that she will defend RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova before the European Court of Human Rights has raised the profile of the case along with hopes among media freedom advocates that the additional attention […]

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