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Burke Award Recipient has Possessions Seized in Cuba

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When Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina, recipient of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Award for Journalism returned to his country after a brief tour of New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, he walked right back to the everyday reality of living in Cuba. On January 26th, customs Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

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Audiences around the world were able to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20. The networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage of the address, as well Read more »

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Martís Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Cuba Policy Shift

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On December 17, as the news broke of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba, the Martís carried the breaking story live to the island. Reporters and staff in the Martí newsroom deftly reported on U.S. contractor Alan Gross’s release, while preparing for the Read more »

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BBG Networks Mark World AIDS Day

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To mark World AIDS Day on December 1, the networks of the BBG provided unique reporting, exceptional programing and special events. At the Foreign Press Center in Washington, D.C., Voice of America hosted a screening of its award-winning documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, followed Read more »

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Radio, TV Martí Air PSA to Discourage Illegal Cuban Immigration

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In response to a recent increase in the number of Cubans attempting to migrate to the United States, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting has produced a 60-second Spanish-language Public Service Announcement that will air on TV and Radio Martí several times per day. “The goal of Read more »

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TV Martí Showcases Lives of Cuban Students in U.S.

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This weekend, Television Martí will broadcast Somos un Solo Pueblo (We Are One People), a special program on the experiences of the first Cuban exchange students to come to the United States in over 55 years. Spanish-language TV promo of TV Marti’s Somos un Solo Read more »

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OCB Releases Improved Mobile App

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With a newly designed app optimized to navigate the connectivity conditions of Cuba, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting is making accessing unbiased news and information in the restrictive country even easier. Designed to work in poor connectivity conditions, and taking the high price of Internet 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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BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

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The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, Read more »

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Exclusive: Martís Interview Jailed Cuban Writer

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In a Martinoticias exclusive, Karen Caballero spoke with jailed Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been incarcerated in Cuba for 15 months. The interview was conducted on a mobile phone that had been smuggled into the prison where Santiesteban-Prats has been incarcerated Read more »

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