Category Archives: Highlight

Alhurra Interviews Rep. Payne on Sudan

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted an interview with Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-NJ), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health regarding Sudan’s upcoming referendum vote.  Rep. Payne said that the government of Sudan should respect the outcome of the referendum Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

PNN’s Parazit Featured in Washington Post

The Persian News Network’s increasingly popular Parazit show was the focus of a Washington Post feature article published Dec. 31. While it’s impossible to measure how many people watch Parazit, which has been likened to The Daily Show because of its satirical take on the Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Radio Martí Covers European Union’s Sakharov Prize

On Dec. 15,  Radio Martí aired coverage of the the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought  Ceremony, live from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was awarded the Sakharov Prize for his readiness “to sacrifice and risk his Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

BBG Governor Perino Speaks at NAF Event

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dana Perino and BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble discussed how public media organizations can adapt new technologies to enhance reporting and audience engagement at a New America Foundation event on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The half-day program, Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

BBG Governor Perino and Executive Director Trimble to Take Part in Panel on Digital Media Landscape

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dana Perino and BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble will take part in a discussion at the New America Foundation beginning at 1:00 PM on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The event, which is co-sponsored by Rutgers University Institute Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Iranian Parazit Fans Throw Viewing Party

Fans of the Voice of America’s Persian News Network’s satirical program Parazit got together for a “Parazit Party” in Iran. It’s no wonder Parazit now has more than 170,000 Facebook fans, up from 110,000 just a couple of months ago. The show offers biting humor Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Governor Victor Ashe and MBN President Brian Conniff Visit Alhurra

Broadcasting Board of Governors Governor Victor Ashe and Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) President Brian Conniff have embarked on a four country trip to the Middle East. While in Cairo, Ashe and Conniff met with bloggers and members of the local media to discuss the Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

VOA Covers the U.S. Midterm Elections

Election Day. A “live standup” from the White House, a cut-in from our congressional reporter on the VOA rooftop, a live-shot from VOA’s bureau in LA, another from the State Department, then to Islamabad, and back to the studio where analysts discussed the midterm elections Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Released Azeri Blogger Listened To RFE While In Prison

Despite his imprisonment, Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade was still able to get information from the outside world – thanks to RFE’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq. Following this week’s early release of the two Azeri political bloggers jailed last year on widely disputed Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

RFE, Afghan Air Force Deliver Thousands Of Radios To Remote Afghan Villages, Refugee Camps

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, RFE’s Radio Azadi — with the help of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. military — has launched a new initiative to help Afghans participate in the democratic process by having access to reliable news and information. Read more »

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed