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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. 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

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

VOA’s Health Program for Women in Tanzania

VOA Swahili journalists Esther Githui-Ewart and Mkamiti Kibayasi.

Washington, D.C. — Women and young girls in Tanzania are talking about critical health issues on a new VOA radio show called Crossroads: Healthy Decisions for the Youth. The 30-minute Swahili language program examines crucial health-related decisions made by young girls, decisions that could impact […]

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VOA Director Condemns Iranian Satellite Jamming

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Washington, D.C. — VOA Director David Ensor has condemned Iranian satellite jamming in a new blog posted on the Voice of America Public Relations webpage, www.insidevoa.com. From the VOA Director: Satellites are extraordinary devices, hovering quietly above the earth, beaming everyone’s favorite TV shows into […]

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Lynne Weil Named Director of Communications and External Affairs at BBG

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Washington, D.C. — Lynne Weil has been named Director of Communications and External Affairs of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Weil will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief advisor for Congressional and external affairs. […]

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International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming

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Geneva, Switzerland — Five of the largest international broadcasters have called upon delegates now convening in Geneva for an international treaty-making conference to address the problem of intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The practice, known as “satellite uplink jamming,” seeks to disrupt international broadcast coverage. […]

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VOA Steps up TV Coverage in Burma

VOA Burmese Service Chief Than Lwin Htun and co-anchor Nyo Nyo Lwin.

Washington, D.C. — VOA is adding more news to its Burmese language TV news magazine.  Starting Tuesday morning at 7:00 am local time, the half-hour show begins with a new fast-paced daily summary of the latest developments from the region and around the world. The […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorate the anniversary of the start of January 25th protests in Egypt with more than 10 days of programming examining the reasons behind the protests and the outcome one year later. Starting January 20th, Alhurra and Radio […]

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VOA Pays Tribute to Reporter Slain in Pakistan

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Washington, D.C. —  Friends and colleagues of slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif paid tribute Friday to a “courageous man” who refused to be intimidated by the Pakistani militants who took responsibility for his murder. VOA Director David Ensor noted that Mr. Aatif, “had been […]

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Richard Lobo joins RIAS Berlin Commission

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Washington, D.C. — Richard Lobo has been appointed by the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, to the RIAS Berlin Commission, a bi-national organization that promotes German-American understanding in the field of broadcasting.  With historic roots tied to “Radio in the American Sector” of Berlin […]

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Radio Free Asia Launches Nightly Televised News Show in Burma

WASHINGTON, DC – Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service today broadcast the first televised episode of its nightly news program in Burma. Hosted by two co-anchors, the half-hour program aired via television satellite at 8:30 p.m. local time, and featured news about Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

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BBG Calls for Agency Restructuring

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced its intention to restructure U.S. international broadcasting. It will seek legislation that would include establishing a Chief Executive Officer to manage the enterprise. In addition, the Board called for a plan to consolidate the agency’s […]

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