Tag Archives: Russia

BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

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As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. Last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) launched a Crimea-focused website, “Crimea Realities.” In its first six days the site was visited Read more »

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the headquarters of "Russia Today" TV channel in Moscow, Russia, (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)

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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BBG Networks Continue to Increase Coverage in Ukraine and Crimea

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Amid mounting tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the networks of the BBG continue to boost their service to audiences in the region, creating new methods of engagement and providing additional avenues for accurate and impartial news. In addition to establishing a “Crimea Desk” dedicated Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Unbiased News

A member of a pro-Russian self defense unit checks a polling station while guarding it in the municipality of Dobroe, near Simferopol, Ukraine,Thursday, March 13, 2014.

As accurate and unbiased information becomes increasingly important in Ukraine, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing uncompromising coverage and expert analysis on the latest developments in the standoff with Russia. On the day of the Crimean referendum, Voice of America provided Read more »

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John Kerry Tells VOA U.S. Is Ready To Impose More Sanctions on Russia For Its Actions in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is “prepared to respond very, very strongly with additional, serious, sector sanctions” if Russia continues to engage in illegal activities in Ukraine.  The secretary made the comment in an exclusive interview Read more »

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Russians Turning to Internet for Unbiased News

L-R: Bruce Sherman, Director, BBG Office of Strategy and Development; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau; Michael Meehan, BBG Board Member.

Washington, DC — Although television remains the most prevalent medium in Russian households, Internet access is rising dramatically nationwide, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “On the eve of the Olympics, it is fitting that we can be Read more »

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BBG Demands Reversal on Russian Visa Denial for Journalist David Satter

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On behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees civilian U.S. international media worldwide, BBG Chair Jeffrey Shell today issued the following statement regarding the Russian government’s refusal of a visa for David Satter.

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BBG Research Series: Contemporary Media Use in Russia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup are hosting a research briefing on media use in Russia. The briefing will explore how growth in Internet usage is changing news gathering habits. Also, it will explore how international broadcasters are working to adapt to an environment where consumers expect breaking, personalized news and information 24 hours a day, while the number of available sources is constantly growing.

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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Podelis Host Yulia Savchenko Shares Social Media Secrets

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Yulia Savchenko, host of VOA Russian’s TV webcast Podelis, which means Share in English, lived up to the show’s name last month at Stanford University by sharing secrets to success in navigating Russia’s restrictive media environment. Savchenko spoke as a returning alum at this year’s Read more »

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