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Board to Meet, Examine International Broadcasting Bureau

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on December 18, 2014. In addition to Board business, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. The Board will also recognize the 65th anniversary Read more »

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BBG Partners With Ghana Tech Incubator

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has partnered with Hub Accra, a Ghana-based tech incubator, to develop mobile solutions to promote civic engagement in West Africa. The partnership will create fellowships to provide local members of the tech and entrepreneurial communities with practical experience designing and Read more »

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BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the arrest and detention in Baku of prominent Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova and called for her speedy release. She has been sentenced to two months of pre-trial detention, and if convicted could serve three Read more »

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Internet Growth Exponential in Cambodia

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WASHINGTON — Cambodians are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information, with 12% reporting weekly Internet use (up from 4.9% in 2012), according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. “Between 2012 and 2014 Internet use just Read more »

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U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience of 215 Million

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WASHINGTON — The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase Read more »

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BBG Applauds ITU Decision to Track Sources of Satellite Interference

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WASHINGTON- The Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as other leading international broadcasters and broadcasting unions, are welcoming new steps taken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to address harmful interference with satellite transmissions, including cases of deliberate interference. At its recently concluded Plenipotentiary Conference Read more »

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Democracy in Action: BBG Networks Bring Midterm Elections to the World

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WASHINGTON – As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, the media networks within the Broadcasting Board of Governors showcased democracy in action and engaged global audiences with the democratic process. The Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Read more »

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BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a panel of six award-winning media executives to discuss digital storytelling techniques as a means of engaging audiences in rapidly changing media environments. As part of the Board’s October meeting, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator Read more »

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Board to Meet, Convene Storytelling Panel

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on October 30, 2014. In addition to Board business, the meeting will include a special panel of award-winning media executives discussing digital storytelling techniques. The public may attend any or all Read more »

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Pakistan Remains TV Market, With Room for Growth for Mobile

Presenters discussing Pakistan media use. L-R: William Bell, Director of Audience Insights, International Broadcasting Bureau; Rajesh Srinivasan, Regional Research Director - Asia and Middle East, Gallup; Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; Chris Stewart, Partner, Gallup.

WASHINGTON — TV dominates the media market in Pakistan, with more than three-fourths of adults (76.2%) watching weekly, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. However, mobile phones are becoming more common, signaling a possible shift in the way Read more »

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