Category Archives: Press Release

Richard Stengel to Begin Working With BBG

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Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel will soon begin working with the Broadcasting Board of Governors as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  His duties will include representing Secretary of State John Kerry to the BBG. “We are extremely fortunate to Read more »

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Radio Free Asia President Responds to Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index

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WASHINGTON – In response to the release of Reporters Without Borders’ 2014 World Press Freedom Index, Radio Free Asia’s President Libby Liu noted that the survey shows little change in the poor media environments of China, Vietnam, North Korea and Laos, while Cambodia continued on Read more »

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Presidents of Haiti and Albania Visit VOA on Same Day

Split screen of two VOA shows in which the presidents of Haiti and Albania appeared

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Haitian President Michel Martelly and Albanian President Bujar Nishani sat down for separate interviews Friday at the VOA headquarters in Washington, where they discussed developments at home and their participation in today’s National Prayer Breakfast. “It is always an honor for a Read more »

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BBG Responds to Crisis in the Central African Republic

At PK12 thousands of Muslim residents from Bangui and Mbaiki flee the Central African Republic Bangui in a mass exodus using cars, pickups, trucks, lorries and motorcycles, escorted by Chadian troops on Friday Feb. 7, 2014. Tit-for-tat violence killed more than 1,000 people in Bangui alone in a matter of days in December. An untold number have died in the weeks that followed, with most of the attacks in Bangui targeting Muslims.

WASHINGTON- As the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) intensifies, so have the efforts of the BBG to bring much-needed news and vital information to residents fleeing the violence. The agency’s interdepartmental response includes developing and producing additional content, augmenting methods to reach audiences, Read more »

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Russians Turning to Internet for Unbiased News

L-R: Bruce Sherman, Director, BBG Office of Strategy and Development; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau; Michael Meehan, BBG Board Member.

Washington, DC — Although television remains the most prevalent medium in Russian households, Internet access is rising dramatically nationwide, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “On the eve of the Olympics, it is fitting that we can be Read more »

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Armstrong, Klose Visit Ukraine, Renew Calls To Protect Journalists

BBG Governor Matt Armstrong & RFE/RL President Kevin Klose meet with RFE/RL & VOA Ukrainian Service journalists & staff at RFE/RL's bureau in Kyiv

One week after dozens of journalists were attacked by police in and around Kyiv’s Maidan Square, RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong arrived in the Ukrainian capital to meet with U.S. international media journalists, to denounce Read more »

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BBG Statement on Media in Cambodia

A medic treats a protester suffering from a facial wound.

This week the Cambodian government has taken steps to restrict independent press, including denying expanded licensing for an independent radio station, cracking down on protestors supporting the independent media, and issuing a report accusing Radio Free Asia and Voice of America of manipulating the news. Read more »

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BBG Nominated for Prestigious International Global Mobile Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The mobile news platform developed across components of the BBG – and used around the world – has been named a finalist for the “Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service” in the GSM Association (GSMA) 2014 Global Mobile Awards. The BBG’s Office of Digital Read more »

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BBG Networks to Broadcast State of the Union Address Around the World

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Washington – Audiences around the world will get to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. The networks of the BBG will provide comprehensive coverage of the address, Read more »

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New Interim Management Structure Takes Effect at the BBG

L-R, Robert Bole, Director of Global Strategy; Suzie Carroll, Director of Global Communications; André Mendes, Director of Global Operations

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today established an interim management structure for its International Broadcasting Bureau that appoints three senior executives to manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and help pave the way for a future Chief Executive Officer.

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