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BBG Applauds ITU Decision to Track Sources of Satellite Interference

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WASHINGTON- The Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as other leading international broadcasters and broadcasting unions, are welcoming new steps taken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to address harmful interference with satellite transmissions, including cases of deliberate interference. At its recently concluded Plenipotentiary Conference Read more »

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Democracy in Action: BBG Networks Bring Midterm Elections to the World

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WASHINGTON – As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, the media networks within the Broadcasting Board of Governors showcased democracy in action and engaged global audiences with the democratic process. The Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Read more »

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BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a panel of six award-winning media executives to discuss digital storytelling techniques as a means of engaging audiences in rapidly changing media environments. As part of the Board’s October meeting, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator Read more »

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Board to Meet, Convene Storytelling Panel

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on October 30, 2014. In addition to Board business, the meeting will include a special panel of award-winning media executives discussing digital storytelling techniques. The public may attend any or all Read more »

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Pakistan Remains TV Market, With Room for Growth for Mobile

Presenters discussing Pakistan media use. L-R: William Bell, Director of Audience Insights, International Broadcasting Bureau; Rajesh Srinivasan, Regional Research Director - Asia and Middle East, Gallup; Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; Chris Stewart, Partner, Gallup.

WASHINGTON — TV dominates the media market in Pakistan, with more than three-fourths of adults (76.2%) watching weekly, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. However, mobile phones are becoming more common, signaling a possible shift in the way Read more »

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New TV Show Brings ‘Facts, not Lies,’ to Russian Speakers

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WASHINGTON (October 14, 2014) – A new Russian-language TV news program that launched today will provide audiences in countries bordering Russia with a balanced alternative to the disinformation produced by Russian media outlets that is driving instability in the region. “Current Time,” or “Nastoyashchee Vremya” in Russian, Read more »

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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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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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