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New Law Ends Smith-Mundt Ban On Domestic Dissemination Of Content

New Law Ends Smith-Mundt Ban On Domestic Dissemination Of Content

[ 2 ] January 4, 2013

President Barack Obama this week signed into law a provision that lifts a nearly 65-year ban on domestic distribution of BBG content. But for BBG broadcasters, it’s business as usual…

Growing Audience Goes Beyond Distribution, Content Strategies Need to Adjust Too

Growing Audience Goes Beyond Distribution, Content Strategies Need to Adjust Too

[ 0 ] December 19, 2012

It may at first sound counterintuitive, but one of the best options the BBG has for growing audience is to better serve the audience it already has…

Another Step Forward in Burma: VOA and Sky Net Reach Deal For Sat TV

Another Step Forward in Burma: VOA and Sky Net Reach Deal For Sat TV

[ 0 ] December 7, 2012

Voice of America has signed a deal with Burmese direct-to-home satellite television provider Sky Net to deliver Burmese-language news, English instruction, and other programming to Burma…

BBG Broadcasters include Voice of America, Middle East Broadcasting Networks' Alhurra and Radio Sawa, Radio Free Asia, Radio and TV Marti, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

BBG Global Audience Estimated at 175 Million Weekly

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012

The BBG has released its weekly audience estimate for 2012. Combined, BBG broadcasters reach 175 million people each week with gains in Iran, Libya, and Ethiopia; losses in Indonesia…

A packed classroom for VOA journalism trainer Bart Childs (upper left) in Burma.

BBG On The Ground: Journalism Training In Burma

[ 0 ] October 12, 2012

Both Voice of America and Radio Free Asia have experts on the ground this week training journalists in Burma – another sign of the increasing openness in the country…

BBG Media Survey In Burma Shows FM Up, AM Down; Mobile Nascent

BBG Media Survey In Burma Shows FM Up, AM Down; Mobile Nascent

[ 0 ] September 21, 2012

With the Burmese government opening up the media environment, fresh data shows that audiences are on the move – suggesting that a change in programming tactics may be necessary as competition increases…

BBG Broadcasters Migrate To Shared Web Publishing Platform: Save $1 Million

BBG Broadcasters Migrate To Shared Web Publishing Platform: Save $1 Million

[ 0 ] September 17, 2012

Four of the five BBG broadcasters have now migrated to the same web publishing platform – developed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – saving more than $1 million a year…

More Than 3 of 4 Tibetans See Word-of-Mouth as Most Reliable Information Source

More Than 3 of 4 Tibetans See Word-of-Mouth as Most Reliable Information Source

[ 0 ] August 2, 2012

In a recent survey of traveling Tibetans, the BBG found that significant distrust of Chinese media, along with other factors, drives word-of-mouth to the top of the list of reliable information sources…

More Internet Regulations on the Way in China and Russia

More Internet Regulations on the Way in China and Russia

[ 0 ] July 16, 2012

China and Russia introduce new laws and regulations for the web. While at first glance appearing benign, activists fear a slippery slope and chilling effect…

Cambodia Shuts Down International Broadcasters in Advance of Election

Cambodia Shuts Down International Broadcasters in Advance of Election

[ 0 ] June 5, 2012

The Khmer language services of the BBG’s Voice of America and Radio Free Asia were pulled from the air without notice this past weekend in advance of national commune elections…