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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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Ashe Marks VOA Broadcast Milestones

Marking a series of international broadcasting milestones, BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor congratulated the staffs of VOA language services in Washington, DC. Ashe noted, for example, that early broadcasts in Cantonese and Mandarin by what is now VOA’s China Branch actually Read more »

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Ashe Visits Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Alhurra and Radio Sawa staff during a visit to the headquarters in Northern Virginia. Governor Ashe discussed the challenges facing the broadcasters, as well as the changes in the region since the Arab Spring. Ashe, pictured with Alhurra staff, Read more »

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Ashe Tours Murrow Transmitting Station

BBG Governor Victor Ashe toured the last remaining U.S. –based international broadcast facility recently, noting the historical significance of the base which is named for an icon of U.S. international broadcasting. During his December 8 visit to the Edward R. Murrow Greenville Transmitting Station in Read more »

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Reportage Covers the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

As part of its special coverage of the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, Alhurra-Iraq aired an hour-long special episode of Reportage on Sunday, December 4th, entitled End of the Mission. This episode explored opinions and views of several Read more »

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Al Youm Gets Added Value From its Interviews

It might be called newsmaker value added. Al Youm, Alhurra’s evening news magazine, is pioneering an innovative set of techniques to squeeze greater value from the celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers who appear on their sets. The goal is to take that visit and use Read more »

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C-Span’s Look at U.S. International Broadcasting

C-Span’s “The Communicators” recently took a look at U.S. international broadcasting, interviewing officials from the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Voice of America (VOA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Carlos Garcia-Perez, director of the OCB, which runs Radio and TV Marti, discussed the Read more »

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BBG Governor Mulhaupt Focuses on Impact at International Researcher Meeting

(PRAGUE, Czech Republic) Research directors from international broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide as well as many of the broadcasters’ key research partners gathered at RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters in Prague from November 6-9 for the annual meeting of the Read more »

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