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Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine Visits the BBG

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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine was welcomed April 10 to Broadcasting Board of Governors headquarters, where she toured facilities and met with staff. It was her first visit to the BBG since being sworn in on April 5. Read more »

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Photo: A North Korean Rocket

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VOA Korean Service reporter Sungwon Baik is traveling in North Korea to cover the centenary of the late North Korean president Kim Il Sung. On Sunday, April 8, Baik and other foreign journalists were allowed a firsthand look at the North’s missile launching site. (Photo Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she and her National Read more »

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On Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa: Sen. McCain Discusses Syria

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Springfield, Va. — During recent interviews with Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the situation in Syria, saying the United States stands with opposition forces who crave freedom. Speaking with Radio Sawa, McCain addressed the Arab League’s decision not to call Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Arab League Summit

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Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will have extensive coverage of the Arab League Summit being held in Baghdad on March 29, 2012. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 5:00 (all times GMT) and continue through 21:00. Radio Sawa will extend selected newscasts Read more »

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VOA Covers Supreme Court Health Care Protests

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VOA was there as one of the most closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court cases in years began Monday with oral arguments in a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – the signature achievement of his presidency so far. Analysts say the outcome of Read more »

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García Read more »

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

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In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. Read more »

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For BBG Gov. Ashe, a Busy SE Asia Agenda

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BBG Gov. Victor Ashe wraps up his tour of Southeast Asian broadcast facilities this week with a series of meetings in Thailand, including stops at the offices of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Bangkok. Earlier, Ashe visited the Bangkok Transmitter Plant where Read more »

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BBG at MBN: A Panoramic View

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors held its March 8 meeting at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Va. The session included visits by the board members to the newsrooms of both Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, during which they met with Read more »

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