Budget

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

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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

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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.

Board Meeting, December 1, 2016

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on December 1, 2016.

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Board Meeting, September 29, 2016

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on September 29, 2016.

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Board Meeting, February 26, 2016

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on February 26, 2016.

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VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. […]

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BBG Meeting Outlines Activities in the Middle East and New Strategic Priorities

Chairman Jeff Shell speaks with CEO John Lansing and members of the Board at the October 8 meeting.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today at the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) headquarters in Springfield, VA to delve into the strategic priorities of the BBG Board and of newly-appointed CEO John Lansing, and to hear a detailed update on MBN […]

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Internet Access Affecting Behaviors in Africa

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“We cannot underestimate the influence that the Internet is having on the communities we’ve surveyed,” said Sonja Gloeckle, Director of Research for the BBG. “And while we see disparities in the amount of access to the Internet in the different countries researched, we are seeing similar behaviors and attitudes among those who go online.”

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Radio Free Asia Announces New Managing Director, Northeast Asia

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced that distinguished journalist and former diplomat Bay Fang will serve as RFA’s new Managing Director, with responsibility for Northeast Asia. “Bay’s experience as a Beijing-based correspondent who also reported from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

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BBG Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

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BBG’s Office of Civil Rights recognized the National Hispanic Heritage month with an event on, September 30 that honored the achievements of Hispanic employees, raised awareness and featured keynote speaker Ismael Martinez. The event began with Voice Of America’s Spanish Service anchor Gonzolo Abarca who […]

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BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on October 8, 2015. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. During the […]

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VOA Afghanistan Service Celebrates 35 Years on Air

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WASHINGTON, D.C.——This week, Voice of America marks 35 years of broadcasts to Afghanistan, with special tributes and programming dedicated to the history of the service.The Afghanistan service began broadcasting just months after the Soviet invasion of the country in 1980, with a daily 15-minute Dari […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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