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Mary Catherine Pleffner Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

Mary Catherin Pleffner

[Please see the update to this announcement with the BBG's February 28, 2013 statement] Washington, D.C. – Mary Catherine Pleffner has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and will start work in early March, the agency announced today. Pleffner Read more »

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BBG Board Meeting, February 22, 2013

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An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the BBG headquarters Washington, D.C.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates from the Governance and the Strategy & Budget Committees, Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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Japan Defense Minister Tells VOA N. Korea Nuke Test a ‘Big Threat’

VOA speaks with Japan's Defense Minister

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Korea’s latest nuclear test is “a big threat, not only to Japan, but also to the East Asia region as a whole,” according to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, in an interview with Voice of America’s Steve Herman. Herman landed an Read more »

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BBG Gets FM Nod in Chad; New Reach in Bolivia, South Sudan, Serbia

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From the BBG Strategy Blog:  The BBG has been awarded a license for a 24/7 FM in Chad, and VOA adds new affiliates on FM in Bolivia, on radio and TV in South Sudan, and on cable in Serbia… BBG Obtains License for FM in Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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VOA Airs Banned Film “Rhino Season” in Iran

Screen shots from banned film "Rhino Season"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The award winning film, Rhino Season, by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, airs on the Voice of America’s Persian Service today, after the filmmaker granted exclusive rights to broadcast the movie into Iran. The film, which has been banned by the Iranian government, Read more »

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VOA Rejects Chinese Allegations on Tibet Self-Immolations

Screen shots of VOA China Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America Director David Ensor has categorically denied allegations contained in a Chinese state television report, which blames VOA broadcasts for encouraging self-immolations in Tibet. “That is totally false,” Ensor said at the VOA headquarters in Washington Wednesday. “We do report Read more »

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Guests Join Avanza Cuba via Skype from Havana

Avanza Cuba

MIAMI- In a first for U.S. government-sponsored civilian broadcasting to Cuba, Radio and TV Martí, has just aired a new edition of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) featuring guests live via Skype from Havana, Cuba. Produced in collaboration with Miami Dade College, the episode, titled “Tu Read more »

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Somali Youth Speak Out on New VOA Show

Close up of control board and papers for new Somali show on VOA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Young people across Somalia can now discuss issues that matter the most to them on an interactive VOA radio program that focuses exclusively on youth-related subjects and ways to empower one of the largest segments of the Somali population.It’s Your Call, an hour-long Read more »

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