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Under Secretary Stengel Visits MBN Studios in Dubai

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Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, visited MBN’s studios in Dubai during his recent trip to the Middle East. He toured the Alhurra studios and met with Al Youm anchors Nabila Kilani and Bassel Sabri, Al Youm reporter Ahmed Read more »

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VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

Students in Hong Kong protests sit in street blocking traffic.

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information on multiple media platforms.

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VOA’s Heather Maxwell Travels to Rwanda and Cameroon

Heather Maxwell joins musicians onstage in Cameroon

Dr. Heather Maxwell, host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, traveled to Central Africa this summer as an arts envoy of the United States on a trip sponsored by the State Department. During the trip the she visited Cameroon and Rwanda and appeared on radio Read more »

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RFA Providing Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

About 30 students swore to fight for universal suffrage outside of the Hong Kong government headquarter and said they will participate in the class boycott organized by the Federation of Students on September 26. (photo by Lau Wan)

Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese and Mandarin services have been closely covering the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and providing accurate and unbiased news about the developments to audiences in mainland China. The thousands of students and concerned Hong Kong citizens are expressing discontent with Beijing over 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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BBG Networks Provide Comprehensive Coverage of President’s Speech

Screenshot of Alhurra's coverage of Obama's speech

When President Obama addressed the nation on September 10 to outline his strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS, the networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis to their audiences around the world. Leading up to the speech, Alhurra provided special Read more »

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Special Programming on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Commemorated the Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Alhurra's 9/11 coverage

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special live and comprehensive programming commemorating the tragic day and examined the continued fight against terrorism. No other Arabic news channels offered live coverage of Read more »

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Senator Nelson Speaks With Alhurra TV About ISIS

Senator Bill Nelson

In an interview with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, Rana Abtar, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and described his bill authorizing military action against the terrorist group. Sen. Nelson stated that while he believes President Obama 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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BBG Networks Offer In-Depth Coverage on Ukraine

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As the situation in Ukraine continues to develop, both the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty continue to provide in-depth coverage on the fast-moving developments within the country. VOA Russian launched a new co-produced show, Cold War?, with the Russian Business Channel to Read more »

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