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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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BBG Highlights Strategic Interests in Transitioning Societies

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Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today discussed innovations across the agency in delivering independent news to transitioning societies, and the implications of the FY 2014 budget request for U.S. international media. Governors Michael Meehan and Victor Ashe focused at the start on the Read more »

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BBG Budget Request Reflects Strategic Priorities and Global Media Environment

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Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its FY 2014 budget request to help U.S. international media meet its strategic priorities in light of dynamic global media environments and current spending constraints. “Tight budgets require us to prioritize the use of Read more »

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Dennis Mulhaupt Leaves the BBG Board

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Washington, DC – BBG Board member Dennis Mulhaupt today informed the White House and his colleagues that he is leaving the Board. Mulhaupt had been serving as alternate presiding governor, chair of the BBG Governance Committee and chair of the board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Read more »

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BBG Provides Bird Flu Reporting Workshops

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BOGOR, INDONESIA — As concerns about avian influenza spread across Asia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) conducted workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to train local journalists on how to cover the deadly disease and other potential epidemics. The workshops, which were held this week Read more »

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BBG Board to Meet April 10-11, 2013

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WASHINGTON DC – An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at BBG Headquarters in Washington.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates on programming initiatives and development from VOA, Read more »

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