BBG reviews Internet Freedom Initiative, programming for woman, and initiatives to counter extremism

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in AIB News Feed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on September 28, 2016 to receive status reports from each of the five BBG networks and to discuss BBG programming in key topic areas.   BBG CEO and Director John Lansing presented his report along with representatives from the International Broadcasting Bureau and network heads of the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting Network, Radio Free Asia and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.   Lansing updated the Board on agency-wide initiatives to counter violent extremism and on programming for women and girls.   “It’s...

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Technology companies take top spots in the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia and its partners, CSR Asia and Sustainalytics, today announced that technology companies took seven of the top ten spots in the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking. Wipro Ltd. was ranked number one for its proactive efforts to reduce its energy use and mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The annual Ranking identifies the top 100 companies in Asia with the highest sustainability performance, measured based on a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators. The partners released the Ranking at the 2016 CSR Asia Summit in Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.   Key findings of...

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RT takes seven Lovie awards

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in AIB News Feed

RT received seven trophies at the prestigious Lovie Awards – the European counterpart of the Webbys, which honors outstanding achievement in digital media. RT won three People’s Lovies based on public online voting. Additionally, an expert jury composed of representatives of major international media companies such as Google, Twitter, and the Huffington Post awarded RT one silver and three bronze prizes. Chernobyl: Fallout 30, RT’s special interactive multimedia project marking the 30-year anniversary since the nuclear disaster, received a silver for “Web: Best Practices” and a bronze for  “Web: Best Use of Animation/Motion Graphics”. RT’s website RT.com and RT’s...

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Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Deutsche Welle has filed a claim in a civil court in Ankara for the return of video material containing an interview with a Turkish minister. Following the filming of a TV interview in Ankara on September 5, 2016 for the Deutsche Welle broadcast series “Conflict Zone” with Michel Friedman, the Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports, Akif Ça?atay K?l?ç, the video material was confiscated by Turkish authorities. The Turkish ministry allowed a deadline set by Deutsche Welle for the return of the materials on the following afternoon to pass without the materials’ return. Attorneys for Deutsche Welle thence set...

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The US presidential debates on France 24

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Watch the trailer ► http://f24.my/2dgqiKy   FIRST DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 27th AT 3:00am (PARIS TIME) As part of its extensive coverage of the US presidential campaign, France 24 will live broadcast the three debates between the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.   Broadcast on France 24’s three channels (in English, in French and in Arabic) and on France 24’s digital platforms (France24.com, Youtube channel, Facebook pages). Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY   On October 10th at 3:00 am (Paris time) Broadcast on France 24 English channel as well as France 24’s digital platforms in English (France24.com,...

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Uzbekistan targets RFE/RL family members

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in AIB News Feed

A court in Uzbekistan this week upheld a decision to sentence the brother of an RFE/RL journalist to eight years in prison on drug-related charges, the latest in a series of cases that appear to target family members in retaliation for their relatives’ reporting. The Ferghana appeals court, in the country’s southern Ferghana Valley, rejected Aziz Yusupov’s appeal on September 20 in a session in which no witnesses were present and, according to his mother, took 15 minutes. No witnesses testified in the original hearing in August, nor was any evidence brought against Yusupov to corroborate the charges. Drug charges...

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