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Board Meeting, April 11, 2014

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meeting on April 11, in Washington, D.C.

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BBG Responds to Crisis in the Central African Republic

At PK12 thousands of Muslim residents from Bangui and Mbaiki flee the Central African Republic Bangui in a mass exodus using cars, pickups, trucks, lorries and motorcycles, escorted by Chadian troops on Friday Feb. 7, 2014. Tit-for-tat violence killed more than 1,000 people in Bangui alone in a matter of days in December. An untold number have died in the weeks that followed, with most of the attacks in Bangui targeting Muslims.

WASHINGTON- As the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) intensifies, so have the efforts of the BBG to bring much-needed news and vital information to residents fleeing the violence. The agency’s interdepartmental response includes developing and producing additional content, augmenting methods to reach audiences, Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Examines Filmmaking in Cuba

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Independent filmmaking in Cuba was the topic of the latest episode of Radio and Television Martí’s Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), which aired on January 25. Hosts Karen Caballero and Alfredo Jacomino were joined by experts on Cuban cinema and filmmakers, including for the first time Read more »

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BBG Statement on Media in Cambodia

A medic treats a protester suffering from a facial wound.

This week the Cambodian government has taken steps to restrict independent press, including denying expanded licensing for an independent radio station, cracking down on protestors supporting the independent media, and issuing a report accusing Radio Free Asia and Voice of America of manipulating the news. Read more »

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Alhurra Provides Congressional Reaction to State of The Union

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Alhurra Television provided the most comprehensive coverage and analysis of the State of the Union and the Republican response than any other Arabic-language network. Alhurra’s more than 2 ½ hours of coverage include analysis from American political pundits and reaction from Democratic and Republican members of Congress.

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Leo Sarkisian Honored with VOA Studio Dedication

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The normally loquacious Leo Sarkisian, creator and former co-host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, stood nearly speechless before a packed room of VOA colleagues, friends and fans, during a heartfelt ceremony dedicating Voice of America’s Studio 23 in his name. “I’m at a loss Read more »

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VOA Rooftop Gets Covered Standup Platform

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VOA’s rooftop standup location, with the US capitol in the background, is one of the best Washington has to offer. And it just got better with the addition of a brand new covered platform. “We have one of the best shots in town, and I’m Read more »

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BBG Networks to Broadcast State of the Union Address Around the World

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Washington – Audiences around the world will get to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. The networks of the BBG will provide comprehensive coverage of the address, Read more »

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Ukraine Protests Claim First Fatalities: RFE/RL Liveblogs Euromaidan

A protester carries a Ukrainian flag during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Mayhem descended on Kyiv today, not far from the city’s Independence Square, after Ukraine’s riot police tried to clear barricades and disperse protesters following the enactment of new laws imposing harsh penalties on unauthorized demonstrations and restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Police used tear Read more »

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New Interim Management Structure Takes Effect at the BBG

L-R, Robert Bole, Director of Global Strategy; Suzie Carroll, Director of Global Communications; André Mendes, Director of Global Operations

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today established an interim management structure for its International Broadcasting Bureau that appoints three senior executives to manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and help pave the way for a future Chief Executive Officer.

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