—The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced an agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, which expands on
the two global media organizations’ already longstanding partnership.
The BBG said that this agreement will make for, “a cooperative
training program, to build indigenous journalistic capacity and support
sustainable independent media, and shared distribution efforts aimed at
improving reach to key audiences, particularly young adults.”
BBG’s Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman added,
“Wherever we can pursue cost-effective synergies for mutual benefit, we
will seek to do so.”
RNW Director General Robert Zaal said in a statement that, “an
exchange of ideas and cooperation in fields such as distribution and
training is crucial.”
Sherman and Zaal signed the agreement while attending the annual
meeting of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union in Hanoi, Vietnam.