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Increased collaboration is at the heart of a new agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The agreement expands on the two global media organizations’ longstanding partnership and enhances their cooperation in the areas of journalism and media training, program distribution, audience and market research, Internet freedom, and others.

BBG Welcomes Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Robert Zaal, director of Radio Nederlands Worldwide (RNW), briefed BBG management on the Dutch broadcaster’s recent restructuring and discussed possible avenues for collaboration with the BBG and its broadcasters.  Zaal described RNW’s new focus on younger audiences, online platforms and thematic content centered on human rights, democracy and good governance, sexual rights, and international justice as core issues.  Cilia Krus, head of research at RNW, described the development of highly participatory formats and collaboration with local partners to engage audiences on issues of concern to them.

EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East.