BBG Members Meet with Representatives from the DG5

Defeating jamming and censorship and ways to reach new audiences in the fast-changing digital world were among topics discussed by the directors of the VOA, BBC, Deutsche Welle, France’s AEF, and Radio Netherlands at their annual meeting, held October 25-26 in Washington DC. The annual meeting of the “DG5” (“DG” stands for Directors General) brings together managers of five of the world’s leading international broadcast organizations to discuss issues of common concern and mutual interest.

Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Walter Isaacson and BBG Governors Michael Meehan and Dennis Mulhaupt also took part in the meetings, which included discussion about possible enhanced cooperation among the five broadcasters and the increasing importance of engaging global audiences through social media.