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BBG Demands Reversal on Russian Visa Denial for Journalist David Satter

David Satter, speaking to group

On behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees civilian U.S. international media worldwide, BBG Chair Jeffrey Shell today issued the following statement regarding the Russian government’s refusal of a visa for David Satter.

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Reporting from Anbar Despite Media Blackout

Man on the street speaks with Alhurra reporter in Iraq

As fighting escalates and thousands flee Iraq’s Anbar province, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa are providing audiences with the latest news and information. Even as the situation deteriorates, Alhurra-Iraq correspondent Omar Al Obaidi has been filing reports from Anbar province daily for the two networks, Read more »

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BBG Research Series: Contemporary Media Use in Russia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup are hosting a research briefing on media use in Russia. The briefing will explore how growth in Internet usage is changing news gathering habits. Also, it will explore how international broadcasters are working to adapt to an environment where consumers expect breaking, personalized news and information 24 hours a day, while the number of available sources is constantly growing.

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RFA’s Korean Service Provides Insight on Execution of Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

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Radio Free Asia  provided in-depth and comprehensive reporting on the firing and execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, including coverage of events that led up to his demise.  Utilizing inside sources in North Korea, RFA’s Korean Service reported earlier Read more »

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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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Alhurra Interviews Congressman McCaul on Threats of Terrorism

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Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about a range of security issues, including the United States’ approach to fighting terrorism, the latest developments in Syria and Iran’s threat to cybersecurity. Read more »

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Human Rights Day on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

Alhurra Human Rights programming

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special programming for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th. Alhurra interviewed Egyptian women from different backgrounds and discussed the Egyptian constitution’s impact on the rights of women. It aired a report on high profile Read more »

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