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VOA Lao Turns 50

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VOA’s Lao Service celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 22. BBG Governor Victor Ashe, left, and VOA Director David Ensor, right, presented VOA Lao Service Chief Dara Baccam with a plaque bearing this inscription: “In recognition of your dedication and service to the people of Read more »

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RFA in China’s Tibetan Regions: Covering the Growing Crises

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Radio Free Asia’s in-depth coverage of the protests and growing unrest in China’s Tibetan regions is providing a lifeline of information for minority ethnic populations often subject to tight controls and crackdowns by Chinese security forces. In addition to its on-the-ground reporting, RFA continues to Read more »

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BBG’s 50 Million Audience Increase: How and Where

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The BBG’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan has a goal of increasing its weekly audience size by 50 million. Even in times of austerity, that goal can still be met. Read the BBG’s Strategy Blog to find out how and where.      

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TV Martí Obtains Video of Chaviano Arrest in Cuba

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In a video obtained by TV Martí, Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, a Cuban dissident who is under house arrest, is taken into custody by Cuban authorities. Chaviano violates his house arrest by stepping outside and yelling “down with terrorism, down with the Castros, long live liberty Read more »

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OCB Publishes Images From Zapata Anniversary in Cuba

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Cuban dissidents captured these images of activists marking the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a political prisoner who died Feb. 23, 2010 after a lengthy hunger strike to protest prison beatings. The photographs were provided to Radio and TV Martí. In Cuba, protest erupted marking Read more »

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Alhurra Exclusive with Rep. James McGovern

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Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) about the anti-government protests in Bahrain, the recent tensions between the United States and Egypt over NGO workers and the veto by Russia and China of the Security Council draft resolution condemning the Assad government Read more »

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An RFA Exclusive With Yu Jie

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In an exclusive interview with RFA, exiled Chinese author and rights activist Yu Jie vows to continue his struggle for freedom in China, where he says he was tortured and deprived of the freedom to write and practice his religion. “My decision to leave China Read more »

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Ambassador Stephens Named to Key DOS Post

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President Obama has designated Ambassador Kathleen Stephens as the Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, a job that includes representing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Stephens, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with Read more »

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BBG Governance Committee Meeting, February 9

The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Governance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Topics planned for discussion include the future structure of U.S. international broadcasting including grantee consolidation and the International Broadcasting Innovation Act, as well as other Read more »

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Walter Isaacson Resigns As BBG Chair

Washington, D.C. – Walter Isaacson informed the White House on January 27 that he was resigning as Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The position is now vacant pending a nomination by the President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. In a note Read more »

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