Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Extends Reach in Turkey

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has taken steps to increase its reach in Turkey with a new agreement with Turkey’s Mynet News and Entertainment Portal and an expanded agreement with Turkey Radio and Television New Channel (TGRT News). “These agreements are a positive move forward Read more »

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BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

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Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. During the training, which was organized by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, participants toured resource Read more »

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VOA Signs New Partnership with Top Congo FM in Kinshasa

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Top Congo 88.4 FM joins the family of VOA affiliate stations, which will deliver VOA French to Africa services to the massive Kinshasa/Brazzaville market.

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An Exclusive for VOA Urdu

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One of the largest and best-known Pakistani diaspora organizations met in the Washington area last week, and VOA’s Urdu Service had exclusive access to all that went on. From August 13 to 17, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) met Read more »

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Reporting in dangerous environments

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Our journalists Elizabeth Arrott (VOA) and Yehia Kassem (Alhurra) participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the hazards to journalists reporting on areas in conflict, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. They were joined also by Delphine Halgand, the Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews the Libyan, Moroccan and Egyptian Prime Ministers

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni

As part of the network’s coverage of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C., Alhurra Television interviewed Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.  During the wide ranging interview, al-Thinni called for the U.S. and the U.N. to provide military aid to Libya, saying that the Libyan Read more »

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RFA Launches Portal for Myanmar Coverage

Myanmar opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses an audience in Yangon, Myanmar at an August 2013 event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the student-led uprising in 1988, also known as 8888. (RFA Photo)

Marking the 8888 Uprising when student-led demonstrators called for democratic reform in Myanmar 26 years ago, Radio Free Asia takes a closer look at a country emerging from five decades of military junta rule. Through video, slideshows, and news reports, RFA examines the conflicts, challenges, Read more »

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Niger’s Abdourahmane Ousmane Visits the BBG

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In conjunction with the U.S. visit by Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, the President of the Conseil Superiere de la Communication of the Government of Niger Abdourahmane Ousmane is visiting Washington, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Voice of America. Read more »

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Panel Discusses Broadcasting in Africa

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Mwamoyo Hamza, the chief of the VOA Swahili Service and Joan Mower, the head of Development and Training at the BBG, spoke today at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Policy and Leadership-Public Diplomacy Council event on U.S. international broadcasting in Africa. They joined fellow Read more »

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Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

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On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in Read more »

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