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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, […]

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U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

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[Ed Note: This version of the press release contains a clarification on how audiences in China access RFA and VOA content.] WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million.  The increase […]

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BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2015 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from extremism in Nigeria […]

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BBG Meeting Outlines Activities in the Middle East and New Strategic Priorities

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today at the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) headquarters in Springfield, VA to delve into the strategic priorities of the BBG Board and of newly-appointed CEO John Lansing, and to hear a detailed update on MBN […]

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Internet Access Affecting Behaviors in Africa

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“We cannot underestimate the influence that the Internet is having on the communities we’ve surveyed,” said Sonja Gloeckle, Director of Research for the BBG. “And while we see disparities in the amount of access to the Internet in the different countries researched, we are seeing similar behaviors and attitudes among those who go online.”

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BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on October 8, 2015. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. During the […]

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BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release. On September 1, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Names John Lansing as CEO

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Former President of Scripps Networks Brings Background in Journalism and Multi-Platform Programming to Lead Next Generation of U.S. International Media BBG Networks Include Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting […]

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BBG Networks Provide Unparalleled Coverage of Iran Agreement

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, 2nd right, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, left, talk to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the wait for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, not pictured, for a group picture  at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

WASHINGTON – The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were the first to break the news in Persian of the historic nuclear agreement that had been reached with Iran, providing one of the few sources of accurate, reliable and comprehensive news source in the […]

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RFE/RL Details Multimedia Expansion to Key Targets

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s multimedia expansion and rapid growth was the focus of today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Board traveled to the RFE/RL headquarters to tour the facilities, meet the staff and learn more about the […]

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