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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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Legacy of King Speech Featured Worldwide on BBG Networks

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WASHINGTON – To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will provide special programming including live reports from Washington, DC, topical original features on human rights and Read more »

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With Three New Members, Board Affirms Dedication to BBG’s Mission and Strong Support for Journalists

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WASHINGTON – Three new members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed their commitment to the mission of U.S. international media as they took part in an open meeting of the BBG board for the first time since their appointment by the President earlier Read more »

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New BBG Governors Sworn In

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Washington, DC  – Jeffrey Shell took the helm as Chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today after being sworn in at BBG headquarters.  Shell is joined by fellow Board members Matthew Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who were also appointed by President Obama on Read more »

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Senate Confirms Three New Members for the BBG Board

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The United States Senate has confirmed three new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate this evening unanimously approved Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker for membership on the Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leslie Hyland has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and will start work July 29, the agency announced. Hyland will be the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and will coordinate closely on Read more »

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BBG International Broadcasts Now Available Within the United States

Scott Bobb of VOA’s Central News Division received the Burke Award for his comprehensive and courageous coverage of the conflict in Syria.

Washington, DC – Thousands of hours per week of news and information programs in 61 languages that are currently produced for audiences overseas will become available by request in the United States beginning tomorrow, July 2. The work of news organizations overseen by the Broadcasting Read more »

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BBG Welcomes Lifting of Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia, Urges Complete Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the decision by the Cambodian government this weekend to lift its ban on Khmer-language programming from overseas ahead of the July 28 national elections, but called for continued international vigilance regarding remaining restrictions on media in Cambodia both before Read more »

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BBG Condemns Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a directive issued by the Cambodian government that forbids the broadcasting of all foreign programming for 31 days prior to the July 28 election. The directive affects all FM radio stations broadcasting Radio Free Asia and Voice of Read more »

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BBG Announces Burke Award Winners

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Hamid Mohmand, Kabul bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Afghan Service; Pisethvicheyanandh Read more »

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