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BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million a Week Worldwide

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U.S. international media’s weekly audience has reached a new high of more than 203 million people thanks to substantial audience growth in Latin America for the Voice of America, innovations across digital media platforms, and expanded networks of distribution for award-winning news and information programs.  Read more »

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Board Calls for End to Harassment and Threats to Press

BBG Governor Michael Meehan, BBG Governor Susan McCue, IBB Director Richard Lobo, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors emphasized the need for global press freedom and renewed their call for the release of journalists being held in Syria. “Bashar Fahmi, a correspondent for Alhurra, is still missing and incommunicado in Syria. It has been 10 months Read more »

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Despite Threats, BBG Provides Special Programming Ahead of Iranian Election

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Washington, DC – As the Iranian presidential race narrows in the final days before the June 14 election, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ multimedia networks are tracking breaking news, citizen reactions and political shifts with unbiased news and accurate information, despite increasing threats to its Read more »

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Presiding Governor Lynton Steps Down from the BBG Board

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Washington, DC – Broadcasting Board of Governors leader Michael Lynton has informed the White House that he is leaving the BBG effective today. “It has been an honor to serve our country by taking part in the work of this board, which was established to Read more »

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Board Members Discuss Media Freedom and Other Ongoing BBG Priorities and Hold a Town Hall Meeting on the Budget

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WASHINGTON – Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on May 15 — the second continuation of the Board’s recessed meeting on April 11 — and hosted an agency-wide town hall meeting about the FY 2014 budget proposal. The Board meeting opened with a Read more »

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Governors Honored for Supporting Freedom of Speech

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WASHINGTON DC- BBG Board members Victor Ashe, Susan McCue and Michael Meehan have been named “Champions for Freedom of Speech” by the New York chapter of the Visual Artists Guild, a nonprofit organization that supports freedom of expression worldwide. The Governors, along with human rights Read more »

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Governors Seek to Expand U.S. International Media Efforts in Russia

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At the end of their May 3-7 visit to Moscow, BBG Board members Susan McCue and Michael Meehan released the following statement: “Given the rapidly shrinking independent media across Russia over the past few months, we have asked the management of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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Media Freedom Faces ‘Greatest Challenge Since the Cold War’

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Media freedom faces its greatest challenge since the Cold War with Internet blocking, satellite jamming and the return of shortwave jamming said a group of leading international broadcasters today. The statement issued on behalf of the representatives of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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BBG Expands Its Reach With SoundCloud

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced a new strategic partnership with leading audio platform SoundCloud, adding hundreds of hours of audio programming weekly for users to access worldwide. The move is expected to expand the BBG’s online audience by introducing its radio Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

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Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with Read more »

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