Category Archives: Highlight

Angel Carromero Speaks to Radio Martí


Angel Carromero, the driver and key witness of a car crash that killed human rights activists Oswaldo Payá Sardinas and Harold Cepero, spoke extensively to Radio Martí about the incident, his subsequent arrest and sentencing, and his views on suspicious circumstances surrounding the crash.  Carromero Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive Read more »

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Speaks to Alhurra in an Exclusive Interview

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview

Following his meeting with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview to discuss the cooperation between the United States and Iraq in fighting terrorism, Iraq’s stance towards the Syrian conflict, the Iranian influence on Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles: Outsiders, Outlanders and Just Proudly “Out”


RFE/RL offers these original features on three distinct “Out” groups: Correspondent Richard Solash reports that gay athletes and their supporters are preparing to take a stand against Russian laws marginalizing homosexuals during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. What will they do? And what will be Read more »

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Media Roundup Aug 16

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post and AllAfrica. A piece about the evolution of Cuba’s Internet in Time Magazine noted that the Cuban government continues to censor Radio Read more »

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Alhurra Covers Egyptian Security Forces Removal of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators

Alhurra Reporter Egypt

Alhurra TV correspondents reported live from the streets of Cairo and Alexandria on the events that left more than 600 dead and thousands injured in Egypt this week. This comprehensive coverage of the actions of security forces against pro-Morsi demonstrators included interviews with experts and Read more »

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BBG Meeting, August 21, 2013

BBG meeting logo with updated flag

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, August 21 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. This will be the first meeting of the Board since three new appointees joined in early August. Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

side by side photos of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad and current president Rohani

Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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MBN Providing Needed Comprehensive Coverage in Egypt

Alhurra reporter broadcasting from streets with demonstrations

MBN is providing balanced and comprehensive coverage of the sweeping political changes taking place in Egypt. In addition to regularly scheduled newscasts, Alhurra and Radio Sawa are broadcasting breaking news updates, providing extended current affairs programs and engaging its audience with thorough analysis and thought-provoking Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Sworn in as BBG Chief Financial Officer

IBB Director Richard Lobo Swears in Leslie Hyland

Leslie Hyland was sworn in July 29, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The CFO is the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and coordinates closely on budgetary matters with Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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