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BBG Effort to Train Journalists in Health Reporting Pays Off in Bangladesh

BBG Effort to Train Journalists in Health Reporting Pays Off in Bangladesh

[ 0 ] September 1, 2015

Voice of America has reached millions in Bangladesh with BBG/USAID-sponsored health programming, with large percentages reporting that they made changes to their lifestyles as a result…

Impact: VOA Fights Polio in Somalia and Nigeria – No New Cases Since Summer 2014

Impact: VOA Fights Polio in Somalia and Nigeria – No New Cases Since Summer 2014

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015

The Voice of America’s Hausa and Somali Services, in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have reached millions with information on polio vaccination. The effort appears to be paying off…

Mapping the World’s Internet Population

Mapping the World’s Internet Population

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015

A new map helps visualize the globe in terms of internet access. It shows a dominant Asia, that Latin America is on par with the U.S., and that billions remain not connected at all…

Think Pieces

Representatives of VOA Indonesian affiliates gather at a BBG-sponsired conference.

Transmitter Maintenance in Indonesia – And Around the World

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015

Whether it’s direct-to-consumer distribution system such as shortwave or satellite, or an affiliate-based strategy, all types of transmission need regular maintenance — and sometimes a little TLC…

More Media Does Not Equal More Media Freedom

More Media Does Not Equal More Media Freedom

[ 0 ] August 12, 2015

More satellite, cable, and terrestrial television; more radio, and explosive growth in digital and mobile offerings. Yet, press freedom is headed in the wrong direction…

Image courtesy purplejavatroll/flickr (creative commons)

Trust and Credibility: Without Them You’re Just Adding to the Din

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015

One can broadcast, print, blog, post, and/or tweet just about anything. Without credibility, however, none of it really matters. Gaining the trust of the audience can be achieved by re-visiting the basics…

International Broadcasting News

BBG Effort to Train Journalists in Health Reporting Pays Off in Bangladesh

BBG Effort to Train Journalists in Health Reporting Pays Off in Bangladesh

[ 0 ] September 1, 2015

Voice of America has reached millions in Bangladesh with BBG/USAID-sponsored health programming, with large percentages reporting that they made changes to their lifestyles as a result…

Representatives of VOA Indonesian affiliates gather at a BBG-sponsired conference.

Transmitter Maintenance in Indonesia – And Around the World

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015

Whether it’s direct-to-consumer distribution system such as shortwave or satellite, or an affiliate-based strategy, all types of transmission need regular maintenance — and sometimes a little TLC…

Impact: VOA Fights Polio in Somalia and Nigeria – No New Cases Since Summer 2014

Impact: VOA Fights Polio in Somalia and Nigeria – No New Cases Since Summer 2014

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015

The Voice of America’s Hausa and Somali Services, in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have reached millions with information on polio vaccination. The effort appears to be paying off…

Ideas and Innovation

Meerkat, Periscope, and the Gamification of Live Streaming

Meerkat, Periscope, and the Gamification of Live Streaming

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015

Live video streaming has been around for some time, but new apps are adding previously missing elements: simplicity and fun…

Mapping the World’s Internet Population

Mapping the World’s Internet Population

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015

A new map helps visualize the globe in terms of internet access. It shows a dominant Asia, that Latin America is on par with the U.S., and that billions remain not connected at all…

Voice of America Debuts Mobile Streaming App

Voice of America Debuts Mobile Streaming App

[ 0 ] July 15, 2015

VOA news and informational programming is now available to phones in 33 languages via data or cellular connections thanks to a new app…