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BBG Meets with Secretary Kerry

"I applaud the reforms that BBG’s new leadership has already taken, and I congratulate CEO John Lansing for the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the organization.”  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.    Read More

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Amanda Bennett Sworn In as New VOA Director

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in on April 18, 2016 as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). Read More

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BBG Meeting Focuses On Importance Of Digital, Social Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met on April 20, 2016 to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Read More

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Media Consumption In Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing The Way Iraqis Get Their News?

While television remains the most popular source of news and information in Iraq, Iraqis and Iraqi Kurds increasingly are turning to non-traditional sources such as the internet and mobile phones to follow current events. Read More

Martis in Cuba

Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Alhurra Brings the Pulse of the Egyptian Street to the Middle East

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Springfield, Va. — On Saturday, September 15, Alhurra launches Street Pulse, the network’s latest production from Egypt. The program takes a unique look at the most important social and cultural issues; examining a single topic each week such as the impact of the internet on […]

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BBG Renews Call for Information on Missing Journalists, Progresses toward Creation of a CEO Position, Condemns Libya Violence

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renewed its call on the Syrian government to reveal what it knows about the whereabouts of two missing Alhurra journalists and underscored its condemnation of the attacks that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to […]

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BBG Meets With Secretary of State Clinton

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In a meeting today with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged the Board in their strategic efforts to restructure and increase the impact of U.S. international broadcasting. BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton led the Board’s delegation to the State […]

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September Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, September 13 at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. The Board will receive budget and distribution/technology initiatives updates, receive and consider a progress report […]

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TV Martí’s Interview With Sen. Robert Menendez

TV Martí’s Karen Caballero sits down for an interview with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J)

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sat down to discuss Cuba issues with Karen Caballero of TV Martí’s Antena Live during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last week. “I will continue to promote liberty for all Cuban citizens, and continue to deliver the message of […]

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BBG Mourns the Loss of Four Americans in Libya, Vows to Continue Coverage

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today mourned the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that news and information reach […]

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