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Board Welcomes Weinstein, Streamlines Structure, Announces Leadership Changes

Members of the BBG sit around a table

WASHINGTON, DC – As a new member joined its ranks, the Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced a series of restructuring efforts to improve the way the bipartisan board operates. “The work this agency does is vital, and we must do everything in our power Read more »

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Dick Lobo Announces Retirement, Caps Award-Winning Broadcasting Career

Richard Lobo in a control room

WASHINGTON, DC – Looking back on decades of distinguished public and private sector service, and capping an award-winning career as a broadcast executive, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard M. Lobo today announced that he will retire on November 30. “The proposed implementation of the plan, Read more »

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Cuba’s Cyber Cafes the Topic of the Latest Avanza Cuba

Screengrab from Avanza Cuba episode on Cyber Cafes

Radio and Television Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returned on October 2 with a special program focusing on Cuba’s 118 state-run cyber cafes. The live episode, titled Avanza Cuba: Cuba’s Cyber Cafes, examined the cost of running the cafes, their effectiveness in bringing Read more »

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RFE/RL Azeri Journalists Win Global Investigative Reporting Award

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service correspondents Khadija Ismayilova and Nushabe Fatullayeva, along with journalists Pavla Holcova and Jaromir Hason, have won a 2013 Global Shining Light Award for their work in exposing “questionable business dealings” involving the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The award was presented Read more »

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Kenneth Weinstein Joins the BBG

IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble swears in Kenneth Weinstein as a member of the BBG.

WASHINGTON- Kenneth Weinstein was sworn in today as the newest member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all US government-supported civilian media. On September 23, the Senate unanimously approved the President’s nomination of Weinstein to the board. “The work Read more »

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RFE/RL Produces Documentary on Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai speaks with RFE/RL

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. On the anniversary of that attack, Radio Mashaal‘s Abdul Hai Kakar, the journalist who first brought Malala to the world’s attention in 2009 as an 11-year old girl who was being deprived of an Read more »

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Alhurra Airs Exclusive Footage of Capitol Car Chase

Screengrab from FOX News of Alhurra footage

Alhurra cameraman Danny Farkas was on Capitol Hill shooting a story on the government shutdown on Oct. 3rd when a car followed by several police cars came into his shot. Farkas immediately started filming the scene that was unfolding in front of his camera. He Read more »

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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Information about Pay and Unemployment Benefits

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Agency federal employees with questions regarding payroll, timesheets and/or unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown will find updated information on these topics in the Frequently Asked Questions document posted on this website under Lapse in Appropriations Guidance.  The newly-updated FAQs are here.  For any further Read more »

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Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown

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Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-supported media are still bringing news and information programs to audiences around the world. U.S. international media activities under the Read more »

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