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[wptabtitle]Details[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]Date: February 25, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Middle East Broadcasting Networks, 7600 Boston Blvd, Springfield, VA 22153
Agenda: In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa and feature a panel discussion on perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Videos[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Recordings of the February 25 meeting appear below as they become available.
Part 1 – Meeting of the Board
Part 2 – Panel discussion on perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East
Part 3 – Middle East Broadcasting Network “Deep Dive”
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BBG Reviews its Operations in the Middle East
WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors focused its meeting today on perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East and took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks.
The four-hour meeting at MBN’s headquarters examined the impact of U.S. international media in the region, including the operations of Radio Sawa and Alhurra Television, which marked its 10th Anniversary this month.
“I’d like to congratulate the men and women of Alhurra on their tremendous work over the past ten years,” BBG Chairman Jeff Shell said while touring the newsroom prior to the meeting. “Despite challenging reporting environments, they provide reliable, accurate and objective news to the people of the Middle East with an unmatched quality.”
In other BBG business, Chairman Shell announced that Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty President and CEO Kevin Klose will be stepping down as of March 1.
“I want to thank Kevin for the amazing work he has done at RFE/RL,” Shell noted. “He came at a very difficult time for the network, but under his leadership it is now in a much better place. He has built a terrific team there.”
The meeting opened with a discussion of the difficult and risky environments in which… read more
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