Category Archives: Highlight

Broadcasting from the Front Lines: Libya

As rebel forces made their long-awaited assault Tripoli in late August, US international broadcasters also moved in to provide viewers, listeners and Internet visitors eyewitness reporting on the fall of Libya’s longtime ruler, Muammar Qaddafi. From the first protests in mid-February, Alhurra TV’s correspondents have Read more »

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RFE’s Chalupa Co-Anchors Webchat On Media Freedom

On the heels of RFE’s recent participation in the U.S. State Department’s “TechCamp: Moldova” and “TechCamp: Vilnius”, RFE’s senior correspondent Irena Chalupa served as a guest and co-anchor for a U.S. State Department-sponsored worldwide webchat with civil society activists on July 14. The hour-long discussion Read more »

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Addresses the Next Steps for Libya

In an interview from Minneapolis, Minn., Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on the Libyan people to follow the law and to continue to discourage revenge killings in an interview with Alhurra Television. “We’ve seen the Transitional National Council say that they discourage revenge killing, they Read more »

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Preparations for Weekend Weather

The Agency is operating under normal conditions. If that changes, this message will be updated with additional information. Please visit www.bbg.gov for the latest information. You may also call the BBG Emergency Announcement Phone Number (202-382-8222) for up-to-date information.  Efforts will be made to notify Read more »

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André Mendes Nominated for Tech Award

André Mendes, CIO and Director of Technical Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award, a prestigious information technology industry award. The award celebrates world-class IT leaders and their organizations. The finalists are voted Read more »

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Radio and TV Martí Grow Twitter Following in Cuba

Despite Cuban government restrictions, Radio and TV Martí have noticed a sharp increase in the number of tweets from Cuba, as well as an increase in the number of people following Marti’s Twitter feed. Between March and July of this year, Martí’s Twitter followers jumped Read more »

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BBG Executive Director Briefs Group on Proposed Smith-Mundt Changes

BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble briefed the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy today about the Board’s position on Smith-Mundt, particularly seeking to repeal the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG broadcasts. The meeting was held on the Hill and was an excellent opportunity to discuss Read more »

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Sen. Lieberman Discusses the Situation in Syria on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) regarding the unfolding events in Syria and the prospects of any U.S. military involvement in that country.  When asked about Obama administration policy toward Syria, Sen. Lieberman stated, “the Obama administration continues to pick up Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Win at Presitgious New York Festivals

The New York Festivals® Radio Program and Promotions Award annually recognizes the “World’s Best Work” in radio broadcasting. Several BBG networks were recognized with winners and finalists at this widely respected competition, now in its 54th year. “This high recognition…encourages us to build on our Read more »

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TV Marti Interviews Popular Musician

Popular Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez was interviewed on TV Marti to mark the release of her new album, a self-titled solo album. Jimenez, who was the lead singer for the famous Spanish musical group 5ta Estacion, told TV Marti she does not want to limit Read more »

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