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Diversity Embraces Change: Communication, Collaboration and Engagement, May 14, 2013

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will hold its in-house Diversity Day on Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. in the Cohen Building Auditorium. The program, titled Diversity Embraces Change: Communication, Collaboration and Engagement, will feature guest speaker Mr. Howie Schaffer, an author, speaker, trainer and […]

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its broadcasters will take time to remember the journalists we’ve lost, reflect on the challenges we face, and move forward as we continue to provide news and analysis to those who don’t have […]

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Antonio Rodiles Visits the Martís

MIAMI- Antonio Rodiles, independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, visited the Martí headquarters this week for the first time.  The Cuban-based journalist has worked with the Martís for over a year, but until now had never met the staff. His […]

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Tolerance Through Entertainment: Alhurra Highllights USAID Gaza Project

Two Muppets, Haneen and Karim, made a guest appearance at a local school in Gaza this week, and Alhurra’s Al Youm was there to cover the live show. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the America-Mideast Educational and Training […]

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Arab-American Heritage Month on Alhurra

April was Arab-American Heritage Month, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks celebrated by highlighting the achievements and contributions of Arab-Americans in the fields of politics, art, science and technology. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured influential Arab-Americans in the movie and fashion industries. The show interviewed Syrian-American Hollywood […]

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Updated: BBG Board Meeting April 24, 2013

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On April 24, members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors initiated an open meeting as a continuation of their April 10-11 meeting. When it was determined that a quorum was lacking, the Board voted to adjourn until May 15 and then discussed several matters. A […]

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Sen. McCain Speaks to Alhurra About Syria

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wanted to convey to the Syrian people his views about the use of chemical weapons this week, he reached out to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar to request to be interviewed. Speaking Thursday from the rotunda of the Russell […]

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BBG Welcomes Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Robert Zaal, director of Radio Nederlands Worldwide (RNW), briefed BBG management on the Dutch broadcaster’s recent restructuring and discussed possible avenues for collaboration with the BBG and its broadcasters.  Zaal described RNW’s new focus on younger audiences, online platforms and thematic content centered on human […]

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the […]

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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 27 days

    in prison

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