BBG Boosts Broadcasts to Georgia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has implemented surge broadcasting in Georgian in response to the continuing crisis in the breakaway province of South Ossetia. News and information from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reaches audiences in Georgia via shortwave radio, in-country FM broadcasts, television, and the Internet.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) added an additional hour of radio programming in Georgian for a total of four hours each day beginning August 11, 2008. Programs are now broadcast both via local FM and shortwave. RFE/RL continues to provide first-hand accounts of events from journalists on the ground including continuous live blog updates (at http://www.rferl.org/Content/RFERL_blog_Gori/1191882.html) from the city of Gori tracking Russia

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