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BBG Networks Provide Timely News, Analysis on Orlando Attack

A woman lays flowers at an impromptu memorial in memory of the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack at the U.S, Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

For many around the world, BBG networks are serving as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, piecing together stories on an incident that has sparked debate on a series of controversial issues such as terrorism, homosexuality, gun […]

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty announces Thomas Kent as new President

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WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field […]

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Board Chairman’s Statement on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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Today is a great day, but it is only one step in a long fight for press freedom in Azerbaijan. We remain committed to informing, engaging and connecting the people of Azerbaijan in support of freedom and democracy, and we look forward to celebrating more press freedom victories like today’s.

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Statement by CEO John F. Lansing on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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For too long – 537 days –Khadija has been separated from her family and friends and prohibited from serving the Azerbaijani people with her investigative reporting. I welcome her release and I hope that it is an indication that change is coming to Azerbaijan when it comes to press freedom.

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CEO Statement and Video on World Press Freedom Day

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“Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world.  Our networks play a […]

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CEO Statement on Hiring of Sandy Sugawara as VOA Deputy Director

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Today, the Voice of America made another step toward positive change and reform with the addition of Sandy Sugawara as Deputy Director. I’m thrilled with the direction that Director Bennett is taking the VOA, and having Sandy on board will be a tremendous benefit to […]

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Media Consumption in Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing the Way Iraqis Get Their News?

An Iraqi woman takes a photograph of family members on her mobile phone in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Please join the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup as we present the latest media consumption and attitudinal findings from Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition to general media consumption information, speakers will discuss how media use among the Kurds differs from that of Iraqis overall.

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BBG Meeting Focuses on Importance of Digital, Social Media; New VOA Director Introduced

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Today’s meeting was attended by […]

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BBG Meets With Secretary Kerry, Shares Key Priorities of the Board

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met with Secretary Kerry on Tuesday.  Front Row (L-R) BBG Governors Matthew Armstrong, Karen Kornbluh, Michael Kempner
Back Row (L-R) BBG CEO John Lansing, BBG Chairman Jeff Shell, Secretary Kerry, Under Secretary of State Richard Stengel, BBG Governor Kenneth Weinstein

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the BBG’s work and impact on key global issues. Secretary Kerry was briefed on a range of issues, including the Board’s journalistic mission to counter ISIS […]

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New VOA Director Sworn In, April 18, 2016

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) had an introduction and swearing-in ceremony for the new director of the Voice of America. Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 Time: 10 a.m. (EDT) Speakers: John F. Lansing, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the BBG, and the new VOA […]

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