Category Archives: Highlight

Exclusive: Martís Interview Jailed Cuban Writer

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In a Martinoticias exclusive, Karen Caballero spoke with jailed Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been incarcerated in Cuba for 15 months. The interview was conducted on a mobile phone that had been smuggled into the prison where Santiesteban-Prats has been incarcerated Read more »

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Panel Analyzes Russian Propaganda

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Myroslava Gongadze of theVoice of America Ukrainian Service and Nenad Pejic, Editor in Chief and interim manager of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, spoke earlier this week at a panel entitled “Responding to Russian Propaganda.” The panel, which also included William Stevens, Director of the Ukraine Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Election Coverage in Ukraine

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As Ukrainians went to the polls on May 25, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided comprehensive coverage before, during and after Election Day. In the days leading up to the election, Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service aired a number of television interviews Read more »

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BBC Condemns Ethiopian Broadcast Jamming

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Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.  She joined directors from Deutsche Welle, France 24, and the US Broadcasting Board of Governors which oversees Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Egyptian Election to Audiences Across the Middle East

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As Egyptians went to the polls on May 26-28 for the presidential election, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks’ Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive, multi-platform coverage leading up to, during and after the voting. With reporters based in 10 cities throughout the country, Alhurra Read more »

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RFE/RL Reporter Detained in Kazakhstan

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Seven activists in Astana who protested against Kazakhstan’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) have been sentenced to jail terms of up to four days. In addition, three journalists who covered the May 27 protest in the town of Ilyinka, near Astana, were sentenced Read more »

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BBG Networks Among Finalists in New York Festivals

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Finalists for the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Competition have been announced and four networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are among the honorees. Radio Sawa is nominated for Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story for its coverage of the protests and Read more »

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Representative Boustany Discusses U.S. Aid to Egypt on Alhurra

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Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) spoke with Alhurra Television’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar about U.S. assistance to Egypt as the country looks towards the upcoming presidential election. Rep. Boustany said he believes the U.S. should continue to provide assistance to Egypt remarking, “We’ve had a long Read more »

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Afghan Women Journalists Visit the BBG

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed leading Afghan women journalists who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Program. The group met with Lynne Weil, BBG’s Director of Communications and External Affairs; Spozhmai Maiwandi, Voice of America’s Senior News Analyst for Read more »

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VOA Documentary Screened in Moscow

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On May 13, the Memorial Foundation in Moscow hosted a presentation and discussion of the Voice of America documentary series called “Parallels. Events. People.” about the history of Soviet dissidents.   IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble gave opening remarks, acknowledging the staff from VOA and Read more »

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