Tag Archives: BBG

BBG Signs Agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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Increased collaboration is at the heart of a new agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The agreement expands on the two global media organizations’ longstanding partnership and enhances their cooperation in the areas of journalism and media training, program Read more »

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2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – BBG Results

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OPM has provided the initial BBG results from the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  The agency had an important increase in the participation rate of employees as well as significant increases in several categories of questions. In 2013, 70% of eligible employees took the survey Read more »

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RFA Video China’s Gutter Oil Goes Viral

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This week, Radio Free Asia’s video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter” oil went viral on social media and websites around the world. Topping 850,000 views on YouTube, the investigative piece was the focus of an entry on Washington Post’s WorldView blog, which Read more »

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VOA Director Moderates Panel Discussion on Social Media

David Ensor speaks in a hand held mic to a group.

Is social media changing the way journalists do their work and communicate with their audience? That was the subject of a panel discussion, moderated by VOA Director David Ensor, at an event hosted on October 25th by the Goethe Institut, the RIAS Berlin Commission and Read more »

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Sen. John McCain Discusses Iraq With Alhurra Television

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the letter he co-authored to President Obama regarding that state of Iraq during an interview on Alhurra Television. Speaking to Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Sen. McCain stated that that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has not been inclusive within the Iraqi Read more »

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BBG Hosts Training for Journalists in Moldova

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Over 70 journalists, international law experts, government officials, judiciary and law enforcement officials, and civil society representatives came together on October 17 in Chisinau, Moldova, for a conference hosted by the BBG in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The meeting, Read more »

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BBG Networks Nominated for 13 AIB Awards

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are finalists for 13 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2013. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, reflects the best of global TV and radio production and technology. Winners will be Read more »

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Rep. Boustany Tells Alhurra Saudis Should Not Be Upset About U.S.-Iran Relations

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.)

In an interview with Alhurra Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) stated that there has been a diplomatic opening between the U.S. and Iran’s new president and that the Saudi Arabian government shouldn’t be concerned. “I don’t think the Saudis should be upset Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: State Department says “Time for a Pause” on Iran Sanctions

VOA's Siamak Dehghanpour interviewing Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman at the State Department.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator on the Iran nuclear issue, says it may be “time for a pause” before any new sanctions are imposed on Tehran. In an exclusive interview at the State Department Read more »

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BBG Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously Read more »

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