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U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience of 215 Million

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WASHINGTON — The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase Read more »

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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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VOA Journalist Wins Praise for Her Role in Ukraine Election Debates

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WASHINGTON – “It is hard to find the words that would fully reflect the contribution made by Mrs. Gongadze in conducting the debates.” So said the Director General of Ukraine’s First National TV, Zurab Alasaniia. He and VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze co-moderated a series of nationally 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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TV Martí Receives Four Emmy Nominations

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MIAMI — Television Martí received four local Emmy nominations for informational programming and promotional materials. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Carlos García-Pérez, Director of the Office of Cuba Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: North Korean Ultimatum to US: Stop the Pressure on Human Rights

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WASHINGTON- A high-ranking North Korean official has issued a warning to the United States: America’s continued pressure on the human rights situation in North Korea will lead Pyongyang to review its policy toward the United States. The warning came from North Korean deputy UN Ambassador 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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