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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

Game Jam 2012: VOA Gets its Game Face on

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Washington, D.C. — Could gaming and game apps be the next frontier for international broadcasters like VOA?  The answer might be right around the corner. VOA recently teamed up with the Learning Games Network (LGN) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to organize the first-ever […]

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Ambassador Moon Visits RFE/RL’s Sarajevo Bureau

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U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Patrick S. Moon spent more than an hour at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Sarajevo bureau Oct. 8, praising RFE/RL’s professional coverage of the post-communist country’s complex issues. During the meeting with RFE/RL’s journalists, which came one day after local election were […]

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VOA Korean Service Recognized for 70 Years of Service

[nggallery id=57 template=bbg-carousel] The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Voice of America’s Korean Service in honor of their 70 years of broadcasting to Korea. BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor visited the Korean Service on […]

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BBG Condemns Jamming, Intimidation as Threats to Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its enduring outrage over persistent attempts to stifle the free flow of news and information through satellite jamming, intimidation and the detention of journalists in Iran, Syria, Cambodia, Ethiopia and elsewhere. During the BBG’s Oct. 11 meeting, Presiding […]

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BBG Presents 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards

Karen Caballero of Radio and TV Martí receives a Burke Award from BBG Presiding Gov. Michael Linton.

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) presented the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting during its regular monthly meeting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; […]

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Internet Freedom, Innovation Top BBG’s Agenda at Conference in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh — The Broadcasting Board of Governors promotes Internet freedom because the unhampered flow of information is a prerequisite for democratic and economic development, BBG Board member Michael Meehan said at a conference in Saudi Arabia today. Read Meehan’s prepared remarks. “Global citizens are using […]

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Alhurra Teams Up With MacNeil/Lehrer for Documentary Series on U.S. Elections

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Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are joining efforts to co-produce a new documentary series for Arab audiences on the 2012 U.S. elections.   The Making of Democracy will provide viewers from Morocco to Oman with a behind the scenes look at the […]

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BBG Gold Medal Awards (Video)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) annually presents Gold Medal Awards to employees in recognition of exemplary contributions to the agency’s mission. Watch the BBG’s 2012 Medal Awards program on demand: Windows Media Broadband On Demand The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal […]

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BBG Board Meeting, October 11, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will hold a full board meeting from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The BBG will recognize the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards winners. The Board also will receive and […]

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Gov. Ashe Meets RFE/RL Staff in Tbilisi

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Member Victor Ashe recently returned from a visit to the Republic of Georgia, where he met with staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s current bureau in Tbilisi and toured the broadcaster’s new bureau facility, which is currently being prepared for occupancy. […]

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