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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

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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

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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.

BBG Renews Call for Information on Missing Journalists, Progresses toward Creation of a CEO Position, Condemns Libya Violence

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renewed its call on the Syrian government to reveal what it knows about the whereabouts of two missing Alhurra journalists and underscored its condemnation of the attacks that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to […]

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BBG Meets With Secretary of State Clinton

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In a meeting today with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged the Board in their strategic efforts to restructure and increase the impact of U.S. international broadcasting. BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton led the Board’s delegation to the State […]

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September Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, September 13 at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. The Board will receive budget and distribution/technology initiatives updates, receive and consider a progress report […]

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TV Martí’s Interview With Sen. Robert Menendez

TV Martí’s Karen Caballero sits down for an interview with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J)

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sat down to discuss Cuba issues with Karen Caballero of TV Martí’s Antena Live during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last week. “I will continue to promote liberty for all Cuban citizens, and continue to deliver the message of […]

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BBG Mourns the Loss of Four Americans in Libya, Vows to Continue Coverage

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today mourned the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that news and information reach […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

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Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Participants will include BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton along with […]

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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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