Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Governor Tours BBC, Discusses Cooperation

BBG Governor Dennis Mulhaupt (right in photo) met with senior BBC officials in London on June 9 and toured BBC’s historic Broadcasting House facility, which is undergoing massive reconstruction and expansion. When the project is completed next year, broadcasting house, built in 1932, will be Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Richard Lugar on Libya and Syria

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) on the events taking place in Libya and Syria. In regards to Libya, Sen. Lugar said that there needs to be an explanation from President Obama as to the constitutional basis of the U.S. taking Read more »

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Prominent Anthropologist and Historian Speaks Out After Being Silenced At Cuban Symposium

Dr. MarÍa Ileana Faguaga, anthropologist and historian spoke candidly with Radio MartÍ reporter, Amando Gil, earlier this week about the recent Cuban African heritage symposium, held at the Juan Marinello Center for Research and Development of Cuban Culture. The event was organized by the Cuban Read more »

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Governors Perino, McCue, and Meehan Focus on Africa

Governors Dana Perino, Susan McCue, and Michael Meehan will visit Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria as part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ strategic review of broadcast operations in Africa. The BBG Governors will work on opportunities to broaden the Voice of America’s reach and Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Alhurra Television’s correspondent Raed Fakih conducted an in-depth interview with the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the Alhurra program Al Youm.  Mr. Rumsfeld discussed the Arab uprising, the Syrian regime crackdown of protesters and the death of Osama bin Laden.  The following are some Read more »

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David Ensor Sworn in as New VOA Director

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson swore in David Ensor as the new Director of the Voice of America.  Isaacson highlighted Ensor’s distinguished career as a journalist and broadcaster for NPR, ABC and CNN as well as his recent work as Director for Communications and Public Diplomacy Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits Azerbaijan

During a June 13-16 visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Victor H. Ashe met with Azeri officials to familiarize them with BBG broadcasting and to raise the issue of restoring international broadcasting to the domestic airwaves. On Jan. 1, 2009, the government of Azerbaijan banned Read more »

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New York Times Explores BBG Broadcasting in the "Age of Twitter"

The New York Times’ Mark Landler reports on the “significant strides” made and the ongoing challenges faced by BBG broadcasters as they adapt their traditional journalistic mission to the evolving technologies of the digital landscape. The Times also highlights the Board’s plans to update broadcasts Read more »

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Rep. Ruppersberger Speaks to Alhurra TV about Libya, War on Terror and Syria

Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke with Alhurra TV’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar regarding missing journalist and Maryland native Matthew VanDyke who disappeared on March 12, 2011. He stated that the family knows VanDyke was in Libya working as a journalist, but no one has Read more »

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McCain to Alhurra: Bashar Assad has to Leave

Alhurra’s Rabeh Filalli conducted an interview with Senator John McCain of Arizona during a Memorial Day event at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. McCain discussed the political situation in Libya and the pro-democracy revolt in Syria. McCain commented on the crisis in Libya, Read more »

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