Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent Michel Ghandour had an interview with Somali Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Adam. During the interview she discussed the U.S. recognition of the Somali government for the first time since 1991. She said that, “today is a new dawn for us, we Read more »
International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and Voice of America Director David Ensor met with their international broadcasting colleagues from six other nations recently in Berlin to discuss and promote information freedom. The session yielded a statement condemning nations that pursue censorship in violation of Read more »
Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi remains missing and incommunicado 150 days after disappearing in Aleppo, Syria. Fahmi was on a reporting trip there on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in the crossfire that led to the murder of one journalist and capture of another. Read more »
Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi was recognized at the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards. The award ceremony was hosted by the Municipality and Local Government Workers Union (BEM-BIR-SEN) in Turkey. Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, accepted the award on her husband’s behalf. Fahmi has been missing in Syria Read more »
Radio Free Asia takes a look back some of the many stories it covered during 2012, including protest in Tibet, new freedoms in Burma, disappeared Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonimous Region of China, and others.
After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this Read more »
Miami – Radio and TV Martí are covering an alarming number of cases of cholera in Cuba, an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease that the Havana government is refusing to acknowledge. The Martís are among the only sources the Cuban people can turn to Read more »
Marlene Wright is Manager of Product Strategy & Integration in BBG’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation. Here, she is interviewed about her plans for 2013.
Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a visit from Brooke Loughrin, the first-ever US Youth Observer to the United Nations. Loughrin toured the Voice of America, and did an interview in English with the BBG Office of Policy as well as an interview in Read more »
The Broadcasting Board of Governors Strategy and Budget Committee hosted two panel discussions on broadcasting strategies for Russia and Iran with internal and external experts at its Dec. 13 meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. Governors Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe and Dennis Mulhaupt participated Read more »