Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Hosts Training for Journalists in Moldova

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Over 70 journalists, international law experts, government officials, judiciary and law enforcement officials, and civil society representatives came together on October 17 in Chisinau, Moldova, for a conference hosted by the BBG in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The meeting, Read more »

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BBG Networks Nominated for 13 AIB Awards

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are finalists for 13 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2013. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, reflects the best of global TV and radio production and technology. Winners will be Read more »

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Rep. Boustany Tells Alhurra Saudis Should Not Be Upset About U.S.-Iran Relations

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.)

In an interview with Alhurra Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) stated that there has been a diplomatic opening between the U.S. and Iran’s new president and that the Saudi Arabian government shouldn’t be concerned. “I don’t think the Saudis should be upset Read more »

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BBG Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously Read more »

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Cuba’s Cyber Cafes the Topic of the Latest Avanza Cuba

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Radio and Television Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returned on October 2 with a special program focusing on Cuba’s 118 state-run cyber cafes. The live episode, titled Avanza Cuba: Cuba’s Cyber Cafes, examined the cost of running the cafes, their effectiveness in bringing Read more »

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RFE/RL Produces Documentary on Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai speaks with RFE/RL

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. On the anniversary of that attack, Radio Mashaal‘s Abdul Hai Kakar, the journalist who first brought Malala to the world’s attention in 2009 as an 11-year old girl who was being deprived of an Read more »

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Alhurra Airs Exclusive Footage of Capitol Car Chase

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Alhurra cameraman Danny Farkas was on Capitol Hill shooting a story on the government shutdown on Oct. 3rd when a car followed by several police cars came into his shot. Farkas immediately started filming the scene that was unfolding in front of his camera. He Read more »

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Information about Pay and Unemployment Benefits

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Agency federal employees with questions regarding payroll, timesheets and/or unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown will find updated information on these topics in the Frequently Asked Questions document posted on this website under Lapse in Appropriations Guidance.  The newly-updated FAQs are here.  For any further Read more »

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Status of Operations

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Due to a lapse in appropriations, many parts of the federal government have to shut down – including many offices of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Employees can call 202-382-8222 for information on the status of agency operations. Employees are expected to report to work Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Experts Report On President Rohani’s UN Visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at U.N.

As Iran’s President Hassan Rohani presented his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly, RFE/RL and Radio Farda offered insight into the man many believe may be Iran’s great hope for rapprochement with the West. No one is watching Rohani’s appearance with more interest, expectations, and hope Read more »

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