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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) sits down with RFE/RL's Akbar Ayazi in Kabul on November 26.

Akbar Ayazi, Unit Director of Radio Free Afghanistan and Radio Mashaal, interviewed Afghan President Hamid Karzai today for the president’s first public comments since surprising local leaders and international diplomats by rejecting a long-term security pact framing the terms of U.S. presence in Afghanistan after combat Read more »

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Governor Armstrong Travels to California for BBG Outreach

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BBG board member Matt Armstrong visited the Voice of America bureau in Los Angeles, spoke with students of public diplomacy at two universities, and met with the leadership of The Los Angeles Times during a November 21-22 California trip. During his meeting with VOA Bureau Chief Mike Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Analysis of Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing after Iran and world powers agree in Geneva to a deal over Iran's nuclear program, at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

  Following days of negotiations in Geneva with six world powers, Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Iran experts provide analysis: # FLASH ANALYSIS: Mardo Soghom, Regional Director for Iran and Read more »

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Board Honors Broadcasters, IBB Director Dick Lobo

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, along with Governors Matt Armstrong, Michael Meehan, and Ken Weinstein, hosted an agency-wide staff meeting November 18.  The meeting included recognition of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award winners  from each of the BBG networks and presentation Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interviews: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Days In Minsk

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For more than two years in the early 1960s, the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was Oswald’s home. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, RFE/RL has comprehensive reports that chart Oswald’s time in Minsk with the Read more »

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BBG Leadership Participates in Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum

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The role and reach of U.S. international media, the changing global information environment, and the future of public diplomacy (PD) were among the topics addressed by BBG senior leaders at the Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum at the State Department on November 12. VOA Director Read more »

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TV Martí Airs Hacia la Democracia II, Featuring Lech Walesa

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On Sunday November 10th, 2013, TV Martí aired the second edition of Hacia La Democracia (Towards Democracy), a half-hour program focusing on the transition from totalitarianism to democracy. The episode, which featured analysis by former Polish president and human rights activist Lech Walesa, examined the Read more »

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Partnership for a Secure America Fellows Visit the BBG

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Participants in the Congressional Partners Program (CPP) of the Partnership for a Secure America visited the BBG today to learn about the agency’s role in international affairs. Director of Communications and External Affairs Lynne Weil, a CPP alumna, welcomed the group to the BBG.  They Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraqi Prime Minister

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sat down with Alhurra-Iraq for a wide-ranging interview about various issues facing his country. The hour-long interview, which will air on Talk of Two Rivers, also incorporated questions from Iraqi viewers directly to the Prime Minister. During the interview Prime Read more »

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BBG Hosts Conference on Audience Research

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted the 2013 Conference of International Broadcasters’ Audience Research Services (CIBAR) November 3-6 in Washington, D.C. The conference seeks to promote a deeper understanding among international broadcasters of the practices and value of audience research. “CIBAR represents — in the Read more »

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