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Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on July 14

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on July 14 to continue its broad strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting and to advance its ongoing reform process. The Board will consider recommendations regarding the reorganization of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and BBG staffs, […]

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VOA Carries Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration Live

Tibetans around the world were able to watch live VOA coverage of the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday celebration in Washington Wednesday, as the spiritual leader made his first major speech since announcing he was stepping down as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Voice of America’s […]

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VOA Journalists Inside Burma Report on Suu Kyi Trial

Journalists operating inside Burma are filing a steady stream of exclusive video and audio reports for Voice of America’s (VOA) Burmese Service on the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite significant newsgathering challenges, the reporters are providing video footage, photographs and first-hand […]

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RFE/RL Journalists in Belarus Arrested, Website Attacked

One RFE/RL journalist was arrested and another had her video camera confiscated as security forces in Belarus conducted what a RFE/RL journalist described as an “unprecedented” crackdown on July 3 while hundreds took to the streets in nationwide protests of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government. “I’ve […]

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RFA Breaking News: Burmese Diplomat Seeks Asylum in US

The number two diplomat at the Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C. has defected and is now seeking political asylum in the United States. Deputy Chief of Mission Kyaw Win, 59, told RFA he made the decision to leave the government because he saw little hope […]

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MBN Launches a New Mobile Site

Alhurra and Radio Sawa announced the launch of a new combined mobile site today. This mobile-friendly site improves Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s audience experience by displaying content in a way that is easy to read and navigate on mobile devices. It provides users with quick […]

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BBG Trip to Africa Results in Distribution Agreements and Health Programming to Benefit Millions of Africans

A week-long trip of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria has resulted in valuable programming and distribution agreements. At a town hall meeting co-sponsored by Radio France Internationale in Abuja, Nigeria yesterday, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched the […]

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Robert Bole and Raina Kumra Co-Leaders of Digital Innovations at the BBG

The Broadcasting Board of Governors announces the addition of Robert Bole and Raina Kumra to serve as leaders of digital media efforts across U.S. international broadcasting. Effective June 27, Bole and Kumra will be co-directors of a new board-initiated innovation practice integrated into the existing […]

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BBG Protests Detention of BBC Journalist Usmonov in Tajikistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) joins in solidarity with its colleagues at the BBC to protest the detention of Urunboy Usmonov, a reporter for the BBC World Service’s Uzbek service, who has been held in Tajikistan for alleged ties to Hizb-ut-Tahir, an Islamic movement […]

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BBG and South Sudan Reach Historic Agreement

Juba, South Sudan, June 24, 2011 – Today in Juba, South Sudan, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reached an historic agreement with the new nation on a wide range of activities to advance media development. Three Board members, Michael Meehan, Dana Perino, and Susan McCue, […]

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