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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

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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

VOA Program Examines New Somali Constitution

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America begins a new weekly radio call-in show on April 15th, focusing on the draft constitution that will chart Somalia’s future. The program, which will air Sunday evenings in Somalia, features guest experts, Somali political and civic leaders, and the […]

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Russians, Americans Must Dispel Myths About Immigration, Officials Tell Journalists

MOSCOW – Russia and the United States need immigrants to sustain economic growth, but both countries face social and cultural challenges integrating new peoples into their societies, officials told journalists at a seminar on migration organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and […]

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Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media

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MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors […]

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2011 BBG Annual Report

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This report summarizes the activities of Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including: the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí), Radio Free Asia, the Middle […]

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BBG 2012 Partnerships In Education Program

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Over the last 11 years, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has vigorously supported the District of Columbia Partnerships in Education Program.  The Agency has maintained a partnership with School Without Walls Senior High School located at 2130 G Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037. The […]

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BBG Shortwave: Sorting the Fact From the Fiction

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The BBG Strategy Blog takes a look shortwave, one of the hottest topics in U.S. international broadcasting: Once the only tool, shortwave is now just one of many in the distribution toolbox. But when, where, and how much the BBG should use SW has become […]

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Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine Visits the BBG

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[nggallery id=34 template=bbg-carousel] Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine was welcomed April 10 to Broadcasting Board of Governors headquarters, where she toured facilities and met with staff. It was her first visit to the BBG since being sworn in […]

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Photo: A North Korean Rocket

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VOA Korean Service reporter Sungwon Baik is traveling in North Korea to cover the centenary of the late North Korean president Kim Il Sung. On Sunday, April 8, Baik and other foreign journalists were allowed a firsthand look at the North’s missile launching site. (Photo […]

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