Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our […]
Challenges of the Internet: Regulations and new Media Business Models: Remarks of Joaquin Blaya, Asia Media Summit
Yesterday the Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s (OCB) Radio and TV Marti provide live coverage of President Bush’s proclamation and Cuban reaction to Day of Solidarity.
In an exclusive interview with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), first lady Laura Bush urged Burma’s military leaders to accept U.S. humanitarian aid for cyclone victims. Refuting reports in the Burmese media that U.S. aid would come with strings attached, Mrs. Bush stated, “There […]
U.S. international broadcasting now reaches over 175 million people weekly, up from 155 million in 2007 and a 75 percent increase since 2001. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman James Glassman announced the new global audience estimate on May 15, at a speech delivered at […]
U.S. International Broadcasting on the Frontlines of Freedom: James K. Glassman, Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
In the days before the recent cyclone hit Burma, state-run newspapers continued to run their weather reports on their back pages. The usual photos of junta generals dominated the front pages. The Burmese meteorological service held a press conference 24 hours before the storm hit, […]
Broadcasts from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) gave the Burmese people some of the first warnings of Cyclone Nargis and continue to report life-saving information and first hand accounts of the wreckage there. “It’s troubling that many of the Burmese […]
Washington, D.C., April 21, 2008 – This morning Radio Martí broke the story of a peaceful protest by the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) in front of Revolutionary Square in Central Havana. In live broadcasts of cell phone conversations from the protest site, two […]
Jeffrey Trimble has been named Executive Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). As Executive Director, Trimble will advise the Board on developments in international broadcasting and will manage the BBG staff, which provides the Board with technical, professional, and administrative support as well […]
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2008 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity, and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: […]
HONG KONG, April 1, 2008-Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese service took top honors at Hong Kong’s 12th Annual Human Rights Press Awards for its reporting on forced abortions that led to riots and an official investigation in the southwestern Chinese province of Guangxi. Fung Pui […]