Category Archives: Highlight

VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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Alhurra and Al Hayah TV 2 Partner on New Program for the Egyptian Elections

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Springfield, VA – Alhurra TV and Al Hayah TV 2 will join together for a series of high-profile interviews of Egyptian presidential candidates in the week leading up to the Egyptian election. In each episode of The President – Egypt 2012, a candidate will be Read more »

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On Diversity Day, a Challenge

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During remarks at the Broadcast Board of Governor’s annual Diversity Day celebration, IBB Director Richard Lobo noted that the agency is among the most diverse in Washington. Still, he challenged employees at all levels to do more to build bridges among the many cultures, races Read more »

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CFC Honors BBG Charitable Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, which each year engages federal employees in the DC metro area with a charitable donation drive, has selected the BBG’s October 18 all-day program with its award for Best Special Event. The award, which honors the Read more »

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Rep. Dan Burton Appears on VOA’s Café D.C.

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VOA’s Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week’s show. Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood. The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between Read more »

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BBG Video Presentations, April 20, 2012 Meeting

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors receives updates from its broadcasters at its monthly meetings. Frequently these updates come in the former of videos. Here are four videos that were presented to the board at its April 20, 2012 meeting held at the Miami headquarters of Read more »

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Public Service Recognition Week May 6–12, 2012

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“Information is the oxygen of Democracy,” says IBB Deputy Director Jeffrey Trimbile in this video about the BBG and its mission. View other BBG Public Service Recognition Week Videos Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set Read more »

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

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Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards Read more »

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Video: BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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