Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson Discusses Social Media

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson appeared on Alhurra’s nightly talk show Free Hour to discuss the role of social media in the recent Arab revolutions. Five activists and bloggers from Egypt, Tunisia, France and Libya also joined the hour-long discussion. Isaacson observed that social media like Read more »

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Yemen Research "Deep Dive"

On Tuesday, March 22, the BBG and the Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research co-hosted a research “deep dive” on Yemen at the BBG headquarters. The event brought together dozens of media research personnel in Washington and embassy staff in Sana’a, Yemen to analyze Read more »

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Banned In Iran: Radio Farda Streamed Nowruz Music Festival From Dubai

To celebrate Nowruz (the Persian New Year, which began on March 21), RFE’s Radio Farda live streamed a special three-day concert series from Dubai. Beginning on the 22nd and running through the 24th, the event brought together a number of different Iranian musicians who are Read more »

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Radio Marti Focuses on Cuba’s Blogging Community

This Tuesday, “Las Noticias Como Son,” Radio Marti’s daily news magazine, discussed the tactics used by the Cuban government to discredit the voices of Cuba’s blogging community. The show focused on a recent episode of the official government television series “Cuba Reasons,” which attempted to Read more »

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"El Duque" Makes Appearance on New Marti Show

On March 24, former Major League Baseball pitcher Orlando Hernández Pedroso, also known as “El Duque,” was a guest today on Radio Martí’s “El Revoltillo” (The Scramble). The groundbreaking new program brings traditional classified ads to the airways. This daily broadcast connects buyers and sellers Read more »

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VOA, RFA Host Tibet Debates

Following the Dalai Lama’s announcement of his intention to hand over political leadership of the Tibetan government in exile to the next prime minister, both the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia have hosted live debates among Tibetan political candidates vying to be the Read more »

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The Martis At Calle Ocho

In a programming first, Radio and TV Martí broadcast live from the “Calle Ocho” Carnival on March 13 from the heart of “Little Havana” in Miami, a symbol of the Cuban exile community.   A noteworthy highlight was giving festival goers the opportunity to send greetings Read more »

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World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

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Alhurra Talks to Key Lawmakers on violence in Libya

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with key lawmakers from both parties after a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing discussing Libya and what the United States’ response should be. At the hearing, committee chairman, Sen. John Kerry called for an end Read more »

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. McCain about the Turmoil in the Middle East

Radio Sawa interviewed Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the turmoil in the Middle East and the future of region following his 12-day trip across the Middle East and North Africa. Sen. McCain said the first thing that needs to be done in Libya is to Read more »

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