Gallup Joins BBG to Examine Media Freedom

Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup as they discuss how the world’s populations perceive media freedom within their countries. They will also share data on citizens’ confidence in their media.

A central part of the BBG’s statutory mandate is to support freedom and democracy in a rapidly changing international environment. The ability of the media to communicate honestly and freely is critical in world affairs. Additionally, it is important for leaders and policy makers to understand how different populations around the globe view the quality, honesty, and accuracy of their media, as well as how free they perceive their media to be.

At this event, Gallup will present a new global analysis of such views. In addition, Gallup and the BBG will announce the details of a new global research project that advances the BBG’s mission to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. This unprecedented relationship combines BBG’s mission with Gallup’s global public opinion research. The event will take place on March 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Gallup’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.


The Event will Feature:

Michael Meehan
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jim Clifton
Chairman and CEO

Bruce Sherman
Director of Strategy and Development
Broadcasting Board of Governors

Cynthia English
Research Consultant

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. government-supported, civilian international broadcasting, whose mission is inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. BBG broadcasts reach an audience of 187 million in 100 countries. BBG networks include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí).