Tag Archives: Russia

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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RFE/RL Profiles: Outsiders, Outlanders and Just Proudly “Out”

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RFE/RL offers these original features on three distinct “Out” groups: Correspondent Richard Solash reports that gay athletes and their supporters are preparing to take a stand against Russian laws marginalizing homosexuals during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. What will they do? And what will be Read more »

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VOA Welcomes Russian Journalists

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Six Russian journalists from Buryatia, a Western region near the Mongolian border, spent two weeks with the Voice of America (VOA) as part of a unique fellowship supported by the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Center. The journalists participated in editorial meetings, observed production Read more »

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Governor Ashe Honored in Moscow

Alexey Simonov , President of Glasnost Defense Foundation  in Moscow, presents Victor Ashe with a certificate of appreciation

BBG Governor Victor Ashe traveled to Moscow on June 20 with Acting Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty President Kevin Klose to meet with RFE/RL and Voice of America journalists, U.S. officials and prominent human rights activists. Ashe was presented a certificate of appreciation from Alexey Simonov, Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe traveled to Prague from June 18-20 to update his first-hand knowledge of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (REF/RL) operations and meet with Czech and U.S. officials, including Czech First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jiri Schneider and Political Counselor and Acting Deputy Read more »

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Radio Svoboda Charts NGO Crackdown In Russia

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Drawing upon reporting from its network of correspondents across the Federation, RFE/RL’s Russian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, has extensively covered the NGO crackdown in Russia and has made a wealth of information available to those following the developments. Thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Read more »

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