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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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Armstrong, Klose Visit Ukraine, Renew Calls To Protect Journalists

BBG Governor Matt Armstrong & RFE/RL President Kevin Klose meet with RFE/RL & VOA Ukrainian Service journalists & staff at RFE/RL's bureau in Kyiv

One week after dozens of journalists were attacked by police in and around Kyiv’s Maidan Square, RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong arrived in the Ukrainian capital to meet with U.S. international media journalists, to denounce 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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BBG Nominated for Prestigious International Global Mobile Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The mobile news platform developed across components of the BBG – and used around the world – has been named a finalist for the “Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service” in the GSM Association (GSMA) 2014 Global Mobile Awards. The BBG’s Office of Digital Read more »

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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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VOA Launches Bambara Call-in Show

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A year after launching its first-ever Bambara language radio show for audiences in Mali, Voice of America has added a dynamic new call-in program called Anba Fo (in English, We’ll Say It).

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U.S. Media Condemn Attacks on Euromaidan Journalists

Pro-European Union activists attend a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of activists rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, while the organizers of the weeks-long anti-government protests looked for a future strategy amid dwindling numbers and a continuing government crackdown on the protesters. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harassment, intimidation and attacks on independent journalists, including of those of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, have spiked in the wake of mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine. RFE/RL reports a smear campaign targeting veteran journalist Vitaliy Portnikov, intended Read more »

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BBG Expands Collaboration with Leading International Media

Meeting of the DG7 in Paris, December 3, 2013, BBG Governors Michael Meehan and Matt Armstrong pictured here along with RFA President Libby Liu, VOA Director David Ensor and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Paris, France – Representatives of leading government-supported international media organizations known collectively as the DG7 agreed to expand collaboration on research — both into technologies and about audiences — and to reduce costs where possible on shortwave and satellite transmissions. Officials from the Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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VOA Afghan TV Program Links Kabul and Washington Studios

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Voice of America and Channel One TV (1TV) in Afghanistan are teaming up on a high-tech, international town hall style television program that will address critical issues in US-Afghan relations. The first episode of Pivot Line airs Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 p.m. Kabul time Read more »

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