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BBG 360: Al Finch, IBB Security Expert

BBG provided VOA East Africa correspondent Gabe Joselow with a helmet and protective vest when he reported on the political crisis in Burundi in 2015.

Protecting BBG Bureaus, Journalists/Preserving Press Freedoms Al Finch is a senior consultant to the BBG’s Office of Security, which oversees the security of the agency’s offices and bureaus overseas.  Equipped with four decades in law enforcement, including four years as the Director of Security for […]

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BBG Meeting Focuses on Networks’ Delivery, Measurement of Impact

(L-R) IBB Director of Research Sonja Gloeckle, Ernie Torriero, director of VOA's Extremism Watch Desk, and OCB Chief Content Officer Natalia Crujerias accounted for three people of the panel that discussed impact  during Thursday's BBG Board meeting.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met Thursday at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive status reports on important initiatives and to discuss BBG networks’ reach and impact with target audiences. In a panel discussion moderated by CEO and Director John F. Lansing, representatives […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Agency’s Impact Model

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on June 23, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In addition to Board business, the Board will adopt resolutions honoring the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Armenian service, the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Georgian […]

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty announces Thomas Kent as new President

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WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field […]

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Board Chairman’s Statement on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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Today is a great day, but it is only one step in a long fight for press freedom in Azerbaijan. We remain committed to informing, engaging and connecting the people of Azerbaijan in support of freedom and democracy, and we look forward to celebrating more press freedom victories like today’s.

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Internet, Mobile and Social Use on the Rise in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan

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Washington, D.C. – Iraqis are increasingly turning to the internet, social media and mobile phones to learn about news and other developments, although television remains their dominant source for information, according to research presented on Wednesday at a briefing conducted by the BBG and Gallup […]

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CEO Statement and Video on World Press Freedom Day

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“Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world.  Our networks play a […]

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CEO Statement on Hiring of Sandy Sugawara as VOA Deputy Director

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Today, the Voice of America made another step toward positive change and reform with the addition of Sandy Sugawara as Deputy Director. I’m thrilled with the direction that Director Bennett is taking the VOA, and having Sandy on board will be a tremendous benefit to […]

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Media Consumption in Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing the Way Iraqis Get Their News?

An Iraqi woman takes a photograph of family members on her mobile phone in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Please join the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup as we present the latest media consumption and attitudinal findings from Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition to general media consumption information, speakers will discuss how media use among the Kurds differs from that of Iraqis overall.

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The BBG Announces New VOA Director

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).  An introduction and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Voice of America headquarters at 10 a.m. this morning […]

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