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Armstrong, Klose Visit Ukraine, Renew Calls To Protect Journalists

BBG Governor Matt Armstrong & RFE/RL President Kevin Klose meet with RFE/RL & VOA Ukrainian Service journalists & staff at RFE/RL's bureau in Kyiv

One week after dozens of journalists were attacked by police in and around Kyiv’s Maidan Square, RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong arrived in the Ukrainian capital to meet with U.S. international media journalists, to denounce Read more »

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BBG Statement on Media in Cambodia

A medic treats a protester suffering from a facial wound.

This week the Cambodian government has taken steps to restrict independent press, including denying expanded licensing for an independent radio station, cracking down on protestors supporting the independent media, and issuing a report accusing Radio Free Asia and Voice of America of manipulating the news. Read more »

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BBG Nominated for Prestigious International Global Mobile Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The mobile news platform developed across components of the BBG – and used around the world – has been named a finalist for the “Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service” in the GSM Association (GSMA) 2014 Global Mobile Awards. The BBG’s Office of Digital Read more »

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BBG Networks to Broadcast State of the Union Address Around the World

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Washington – Audiences around the world will get to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. The networks of the BBG will provide comprehensive coverage of the address, Read more »

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New Interim Management Structure Takes Effect at the BBG

L-R, Robert Bole, Director of Global Strategy; Suzie Carroll, Director of Global Communications; André Mendes, Director of Global Operations

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today established an interim management structure for its International Broadcasting Bureau that appoints three senior executives to manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and help pave the way for a future Chief Executive Officer.

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BBG, RFE/RL Condemn Journalist Beatings in Ukraine

Two RFERL Ukrainian journalists were beaten while covering the protests. In this side by side, their bruises and injuries are apparent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell and RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose expressed outrage at the bloody attacks by police on dozens of journalists in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, including RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporter Dmytro Barkar and cameraman Ihor Iskhakov. Read more »

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BBG Demands Reversal on Russian Visa Denial for Journalist David Satter

David Satter, speaking to group

On behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees civilian U.S. international media worldwide, BBG Chair Jeffrey Shell today issued the following statement regarding the Russian government’s refusal of a visa for David Satter.

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U.S. Media Condemn Attacks on Euromaidan Journalists

Pro-European Union activists attend a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of activists rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, while the organizers of the weeks-long anti-government protests looked for a future strategy amid dwindling numbers and a continuing government crackdown on the protesters. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harassment, intimidation and attacks on independent journalists, including of those of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, have spiked in the wake of mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine. RFE/RL reports a smear campaign targeting veteran journalist Vitaliy Portnikov, intended Read more »

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BBG Journalists Honored for Bravery, Excellence and Innovation

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2013 the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors earned high-profile awards and accolades for their innovative use of technology, commitment to excellence and dedication to providing quality, unbiased information to audiences around the world. Journalists from the Voice of America, Read more »

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Industry Leaders Discuss Driving Media Innovation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Measuring impact, supporting experimentation, defining a clear vision and motivating staff to drive change were topics highlighted in a technology panel hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and featuring Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “The story of Netflix has many parallels to Read more »

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