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2011 BBG Annual Report

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This report summarizes the activities of Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including: the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí), Radio Free Asia, the Middle Read more »

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BBG 2012 Partnerships In Education Program

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Over the last 11 years, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has vigorously supported the District of Columbia Partnerships in Education Program.  The Agency has maintained a partnership with School Without Walls Senior High School located at 2130 G Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037. The Read more »

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BBG Shortwave: Sorting the Fact From the Fiction

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The BBG Strategy Blog takes a look shortwave, one of the hottest topics in U.S. international broadcasting: Once the only tool, shortwave is now just one of many in the distribution toolbox. But when, where, and how much the BBG should use SW has become Read more »

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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

Carolyn Presutti covers Obamacare demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the opening day of oral arguments.

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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