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Martís Receiving Audience Letters Directly From Cuba for First Time

The Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Maria “Malule” González, with some of the many letters the Martís have received.

In March, direct mail was restored between the United States and Cuba for the first time in a half century as part of a renewal of ties between the long-time adversaries. The Martís have since received dozens of letters directly from their audience members on […]

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BBG 360: Matthew Baise, VOA Director of Digital Strategy

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Making Progress in Digital and Social Media Matthew Baise is the Director of Digital Strategy for VOA.  He focuses primarily on audience development on web, mobile and social platforms.  He also leads product development for VOA across multiple platforms.  He joined the agency in 2010 […]

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

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Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world.  According to Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report, global press freedom […]

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Secretary Kerry: Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice a “Very Important Initiative”

MBN interviews John Kerry for the first time since he has held the post of U.S. Secretary of State.

In a wide-ranging interview regarding the fight against Daesh and the future of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of initiatives such as Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice campaign to fight radicalism.  He said that it is “a very important […]

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Alhurra’s, Radio Sawa’s Breaking News Coverage of the Brussels Bombings

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As soon as the first reports came out about a bombing in Brussels, Alhurra switched to breaking news coverage to follow the story. The television network continued its live coverage for more than six hours uninterrupted. Alhurra’s breaking news coverage included interviews with Alhurra’s correspondent […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Take Investigative Look into Countering Radicalization Through Education

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As Islamic extremism and terrorism continue to be fomented in the Middle East, MBN is investigating the role that academic curriculum is playing in promoting or diminishing extremist ideologies.  The coverage has highlighted fundamental principles such as pluralism, liberty, equality, justice, respect for universal human […]

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The Martí’s Coverage Reaches Cubans on the Island

Two Cuban State Security officials are seen monitoriing TV Marti online.

The Martís, which includes TV and Radio Martí and martinoticias.com, successfully broadcast four hours of live coverage to the island via DirecTV, and simultaneously on Radio Martí through shortwave and medium wave radio. The live coverage also was streamed via Youtube and Facebook today, Sunday, […]

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A Quick Look Back, As The World Looks Forward to Next Week

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Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.

That was long before the Cuban Revolution and the dissolution of ties between the U.S. and Cuba. And it was long before the severe media restrictions on the island prompted the U.S. to create Radio Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster providing uncensored news and information to Cuba.

Just last year, Radio Martí celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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BBG Networks Mark International Women’s Day

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  In honor of International Women’s Day, the networks of the BBG are providing special coverage and programming on the contributions of women to contemporary society and history, while highlighting the political and cultural struggles women face in certain countries. “On International Women’s Day, we […]

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BBG, VOA Pay Tribute To Journalist Killed Last Month In Yemen

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A journalist who was killed in his home country of Yemen last month while on assignment for the Voice of America was memorialized in a ceremony on Thursday at BBG headquarters in Washington. BBG Director and CEO John Lansing, Acting VOA Director Kelu Chao and […]

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