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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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Board Paves Way for Ongoing Restructuring and Innovation

Chairman Jeff Shell presides over the Dec. 18 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced an interim management structure, took an in-depth look at the Voice of America and hosted a rich discussion on technology and innovation with key industry leaders. The Board agreed to divide the responsibilities of the recently retired IBB Read more »

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U.S. International Media Reach Record Audiences, with TV Overtaking Radio

Alhurra’ s correspondent Omar Twati reporting from Libya

Washington, D.C. – Programming across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ global media networks reached an estimated 206 million people per week in 2013, including large audiences in countries that are strategically critical for U.S. foreign policy. The 206 million weekly reach reflects the combined TV, Read more »

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Television and Mobile Ubiquitous in Vietnam

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

Washington, DC — Ninety-eight percent of Vietnamese households own a television, and nearly nine in 10 have a mobile phone in their household. These are among the findings issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup from a nationally representative, face-to-face survey Read more »

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BBG Expands Collaboration with Leading International Media

Meeting of the DG7 in Paris, December 3, 2013, BBG Governors Michael Meehan and Matt Armstrong pictured here along with RFA President Libby Liu, VOA Director David Ensor and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Paris, France – Representatives of leading government-supported international media organizations known collectively as the DG7 agreed to expand collaboration on research — both into technologies and about audiences — and to reduce costs where possible on shortwave and satellite transmissions. Officials from the Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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