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BBG Names Andy Lack CEO

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Respected Executive to Lead U.S. International Media WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that it intends to hire respected journalist and media executive Andrew Lack as Chief Executive Officer of the federal agency that oversees the five networks and broadcasting operations of Read more »

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Impact of Women’s Media Choices – BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

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WASHINGTON — More than 75% of Zimbabwean women own a mobile phone, only 18% of women in Niger listen to the radio on a daily basis, and approximately half of women in Côte d’Ivoire watch TV daily. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, together with Gallup, Read more »

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BBG Condemns Reported Murder Of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the reported beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff by the extremist group Islamic State, and the threat to murder another hostage, David Cawthorne Haines.   “The kidnapping and murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley Read more »

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BBG Condemns Reported Murder of U.S. Journalist James Foley

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors tonight condemned the reported beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley by the Islamist extremist group Islamic State and the threat to murder another journalist, both of which were featured in a video allegedly produced and released by the group. Read more »

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Ben Rhodes Outlines Role for International Media, Board Examines RFE/RL and Shortwave

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met yesterday in Washington, DC, to examine the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and to explore the agency’s impact and reach in an increasingly competitive media environment. In remarks to the Board, Assistant to the Read more »

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To Be Where the Audience Is — Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting

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WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released “To Be Where the Audience Is,” a report that found shortwave radio to be essential to listeners in target countries, but of marginal impact in most markets. The report’s recommendations came after a Read more »

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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

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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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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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