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BBG Releases 2013 Annual Report

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its 2013 Annual Report detailing the agency’s initiatives and progress in exemplifying free press, combating violent extremism, and fostering greater understanding and engaging audiences. According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2014 report, press freedom has Read more »

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BBG Marks the Passing of Former Board Chairman, VOA Director, and BIB Board Member Kenneth Tomlinson

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its condolences on the loss of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, and its appreciation for his contributions to media freedom.  An accomplished reporter, editor and broadcasting executive who served U.S. international media for 15 years, including as Voice of America Read more »

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Reporting From Ukraine Becoming Increasingly Risky, Important

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Amid an increasingly dangerous environment for reporters in Ukraine, the networks of the BBG are resolute in their efforts to provide much-needed news and information to audiences in the region. On May 1, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video crew was attacked when they trained Read more »

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Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

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To commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3), reporters from around the globe, leaders of U.S. international media, and other staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today released an interactive presentation containing video testimonials that underscore the importance of press freedom. BBG-supported news and Read more »

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The Global Response to Growing Ukraine Crisis: VOA and RFE/RL Deliver Unique, Extensive Coverage

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

As governments around the world are scrambling to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing Ukrainians and Russians with extensive coverage of multilateral discussions and conversations with world leaders. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty this week conducted Read more »

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Stowaway’s Father Talks to VOA Somali Service: Leading U.S. News Organizations Turn to VOA for Exclusive Material

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Voice of America has long been delivering news – and also long been breaking news. The most recent example is an exclusive VOA’s Somali Service got with the father of the young stowaway who survived a flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a jetliner’s Read more »

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BBG Marks the Loss of David Burke, the Board’s First Chairman

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today paid tribute to David Burke, the first chairman of the agency’s governing board and a veteran news executive, who died late last week at age 78. “David Burke was a media giant and a leading figure in advancing freedom of the press worldwide,” said Jeff Read more »

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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

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At its meeting today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2014 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from ethnic conflict Read more »

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning Read more »

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), Read more »

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