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Taking the Oath at BBG

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When new employees join the BBG team, the onboarding process now includes a modest swearing-in ceremony with our executive leadership including International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and VOA Director David Ensor. “These ceremonies give new employees a chance to meet the management team and Read more »

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New Demonstrations Seek the Release of Alhurra Journalists Missing in Syria (Video)

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In this Alhurra Television footage,  the wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal during a recent demonstration at the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul. Arzu Kadumi and Nuran Ünal have been leading weekly demonstrations seeking the release of the two journalists who Read more »

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The Martís Cover a Hunger Strike in Cuba

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  Radio Martí has been at the forefront of coverage of a hunger strike by Marta Beatriz Roque and other Cubans who are demanding the release of fellow dissident Vázquez Chaviano. Since Roque began her hunger strike on Sept. 9, she has been in regular Read more »

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BBG Dealbook: New Affiliates in Pakistan, Niger, Serbia, El Salvador

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From the BBG Strategy blog: The BBG adds new affiliates on multiple platforms to distribute programming and content in Pakistan, Niger, Serbia, and El Salvador… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA English Learning Expands in Pakistan Voice of America’s English Learning programming has found another home Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine on Riots in the Muslim World

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Alhurra’s Inside Washington host, Robert Satloff spoke with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about the riots in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film, the purpose of public diplomacy, and the importance of religious tolerance. On the violent Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Ben Cardin on Egypt and Syria

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Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding U.S. aid to Egypt and the situation in Syria. During the interview Sen. Cardin said, “We understand the importance of our relationships in the Middle East, we are very much engaged. We are Read more »

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Panel Examines New Laws in Russia (VIDEO)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hosted a panel discussion to examine the impact of several new, repressive Russian laws on freedom of expression and the operations of international organizations. The discussion, called “New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?,” was held Read more »

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TV Martí’s Coverage of the Death of Oswaldo Payá in Cuba (Video)

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s TV Martí has provided comprehensive coverage of the death of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá in Cuba.

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RFA Reports on Rumblings of Economic Modernization in North Korea

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Radio Free Asia’s extensive coverage of North Korea’s efforts to energize its economy has been cited across a variety of major news outlets, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, CBS News, and Deutsche Welle. RFA’s reports have detailed the agricultural and labor policy Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

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Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Participants will include BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton along with Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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