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New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) — Kurdish media habits are similar to that of the national population of Turkey, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Amidst reduced press freedoms, younger people across Turkey are looking toward the Internet and Read more »

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Radio Sawa Mobile App Launches to Engage Arab Youth

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(Springfield, Va.) — Radio Sawa is giving fans access, anywhere and at any time, to the most popular radio network in the Middle East through the launch of the new Radio Sawa app. Owners of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets will have instant Read more »

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Board Explores Strategy for Engaging Cuban Audiences

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors meet in Miami at the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting to examine opportunities for the Martís and their impact  as Cuba experiments with incremental change while remaining the most isolated country in the Western hemisphere. “It is important for us Read more »

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Office of Cuba Broadcasting and Democracy in Latin America On BBG’s Agenda

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Miami, FL headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting on June 20, 2014. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of the Martís and a panel discussion on democracy Read more »

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BBG Audience Reach Doubles in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON — The audience of U.S. international media (USIM) networks in Ukraine has doubled in the past year, according to newest polling data from a nation-wide survey conducted in April 2014. The findings show that each week, one in five adults (20.8%) in Ukraine (including Read more »

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Ukraine Political Attitudes Split, Crimeans Turning to Russian Sources For News

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau;Sarah Glacel, Senior Audience Research Specialist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

WASHINGTON – Ukrainians’ political attitudes diverge by region despite the majority of the country turning to only a handful of top TV outlets for news, according to new survey results released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The research shows Crimea as having a very Read more »

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Susan McCue Steps Down from the Board

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WASHINGTON – BBG Board member Susan McCue has informed the White House and her colleagues that she is leaving the Broadcasting Board of Governors, effective immediately, as she begins her service on the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. “I want to recognize the talented Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement to Provide Live VOA News in Nigeria

BBG Member Matt Armstrong and John Momoh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced an agreement with Channels Television, one of the 13 independent Nigerian TV stations. For the first time, Voice of America correspondents will report on events as they happen from around the world for the Channels evening newscasts. Read more »

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Nigeria: Mobile Rises Sharply While Radio Dominates for News

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WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) — While a vast divide remains between “media rich” and “media poor” Nigerians, household mobile ownership has surpassed that of radio and TV in Nigeria, and the use of Internet is trending upward, according to new findings on Nigerian media consumption habits Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Affiliate Stations Forced Off the Air in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON- Television and radio stations in eastern Ukraine carrying programming of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America have been forced off the air, depriving audiences of popular sources of unbiased news and information. On May 12 at 10:30 a.m. local time, unidentified, Russian-speaking Read more »

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