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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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Victor Ashe Recognized for His Service

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Governor Matt Armstrong today presented former BBG Governor Ambassador Victor Ashe with a plaque of the board’s resolution honoring Ashe for his service on the board. Also on hand for the presentation at the Cohen Building in Washington, D.C. were Director of the International Broadcasting Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Roundtable Event on Media in Myanmar

Digital technology is increasingly popular in Burma. Here young monks in training use a computer at a Buddhist monastery.

A packed house of NGOs, outside media organizations, and journalists attended an informative and insightful roundtable presentation at Radio Free Asia’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on September 12. “Myanmar at a Media Crossroads: A Roundtable on Journalism’s Challenges and Impact during a Nation’s Historic Transition” featured Read more »

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BBG Chairman Shell Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August. During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and Read more »

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Nigeria’s Speaker of the House Visits BBG

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The speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors on September 12 where he was interviewed by the Voice of America Hausa Service and met with VOA Director David Ensor and International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo. Read more »

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André Mendes Named One of HITEC’s Top 100

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André Mendes, Chief Information Officer and Director of Engineering and Technical Services for the BBG, has been named one of the top 100 most influential and distinguished Hispanic professionals in the information technology industry by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). The 2014 HITEC 100 Read more »

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Sen. McCain to Assad: US Won’t Wait Forever

Screenshot of Sen. McCain speaking with Alhurra in the Capitol rotunda

As part of its coverage of current events unfolding in Syria, Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to discuss the Russian proposal on Syria’s chemical weapons and the U.S. support of the Free Syrian Army.  The Arizona Senator also had Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Mark the 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11th Attacks

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The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with live and comprehensive programming marking the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks and the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Alhurra Television is the only Arabic- language network Read more »

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Board Meeting, September 11, 2013

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The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet in a special closed session at 11:30 a.m. on September 11, 2013. Members will participate in person at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C., and via telephone. The agenda includes budgetary matters for Fiscal Year 2015. Read more »

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