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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Scheduled for October 23

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, October 23 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. The Board’s agenda includes reform of the Board’s committee structure, including establishment of special Read more »

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Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown

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Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-supported media are still bringing news and information programs to audiences around the world. U.S. international media activities under the Read more »

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Weinstein to BBG

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The United States Senate today unanimously confirmed Kenneth Weinstein to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media.

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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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