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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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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, June 2. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.  Participants will include BBG Chair Walter Isaacson along with Governors Read more »

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Innovations at Radio and TV Martí

New programming and social media initiatives at Radio and TV Martí are attracting widespread media attention for their innovative approaches to reaching audiences in Cuba. NBC TV6 in Miami recently profiled El Revoltillo, the Martís’ new radio program designed to connect Cuban listeners to the Read more »

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Viewers Turn to Alhurra for the Latest News

As revolutions sweep across the Middle East, viewers are increasingly turning to Alhurra for accurate and objective news and analysis. The network is frequently cited as a source of news and information by print and broadcast media in the Arabic and English press. Two recent Read more »

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VOA Russian and Ukrainian Services in the Social Media "Spotlight"

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the VOA Russian and Ukrainian services partnered with the web site content aggregator Posterous to crowdsource memories of Chernobyl in the form of stories, videos, and pictures. Posterous allows citizen journalists to submit content Read more »

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