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VOA Partners with Pakistan Radio Network

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America and Pakistan’s Radio News Network (RNN) are teaming up on a new hour-long radio program that focuses on current events and social issues in both countries. The weekly co-production Sada e Jahan (Voice of the World) airs on RNN’s Read more »

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Industry Leaders Discuss Driving Media Innovation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Measuring impact, supporting experimentation, defining a clear vision and motivating staff to drive change were topics highlighted in a technology panel hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and featuring Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “The story of Netflix has many parallels to Read more »

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Board Paves Way for Ongoing Restructuring and Innovation

Chairman Jeff Shell presides over the Dec. 18 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced an interim management structure, took an in-depth look at the Voice of America and hosted a rich discussion on technology and innovation with key industry leaders. The Board agreed to divide the responsibilities of the recently retired IBB Read more »

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VOA Zimbabwe Adds TV Webcast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fans of LiveTalk, VOA Zimbabwe’s tri-lingual radio call-in show, can now watch the interactive daily program on an expanded one-hour TV webcast. The first half hour of LiveTalk still airs on shortwave and medium wave Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 9 Read more »

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U.S. International Media Reach Record Audiences, with TV Overtaking Radio

Alhurra’ s correspondent Omar Twati reporting from Libya

Washington, D.C. – Programming across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ global media networks reached an estimated 206 million people per week in 2013, including large audiences in countries that are strategically critical for U.S. foreign policy. The 206 million weekly reach reflects the combined TV, Read more »

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Television and Mobile Ubiquitous in Vietnam

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

Washington, DC — Ninety-eight percent of Vietnamese households own a television, and nearly nine in 10 have a mobile phone in their household. These are among the findings issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup from a nationally representative, face-to-face survey Read more »

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RFE/RL Coverage Disrupted By Internet Attacks

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RFE/RL has been experiencing Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks intermittently since 5 am EST Sunday, December 8. RFE/RL technical staff is currently working to isolate fake traffic and block further disruption to its operations, and every effort is being made to maintain access Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn To RFE/RL For EuroMaydan Coverage

Pro-European Union activists at a rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Unprecedented numbers of Ukrainians are turning to RFE/RL and its Ukrainian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, as a vital source of authoritative news about Kyiv’s EuroMaydan protests. Since November 25, the Service’s live video stream from the protests on Independence Square (Maydan) and elsewhere Read more »

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BBG Expands Collaboration with Leading International Media

Meeting of the DG7 in Paris, December 3, 2013, BBG Governors Michael Meehan and Matt Armstrong pictured here along with RFA President Libby Liu, VOA Director David Ensor and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Paris, France – Representatives of leading government-supported international media organizations known collectively as the DG7 agreed to expand collaboration on research — both into technologies and about audiences — and to reduce costs where possible on shortwave and satellite transmissions. Officials from the Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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Alhurra TV Launches Season 2 of “Rayheen ala Fain?”

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Alhurra Television announced the launch of the highly anticipated second season of Rayheen ala Fain? today at a press conference in Cairo. The second season will include an entirely new cast of six young Egyptians, as they tackle issues such as sexual harassment, jobs, education Read more »

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