Category Archives: Highlight

Governor Ashe Visits Asia, Meets with BBG Staff, Dignitaries

BBG Governor Victor Ashe and Dan Southerland, Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia, completed a four-country trip to Asia. The trip started off Jan. 16 in Seoul, and from there, he went to Bangkok, Phnom Penh and wrapped up in Hong Kong. While in Seoul, Read more »

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Alhurra Talks to Reps. Eshoo and Smith on Sectarian Violence in the Middle East

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with members of Congress after a congressional hearing on the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and Egypt. The hearing, held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was prompted by the killing of at Read more »

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Parazit Creators Appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The creators of Parazit, the popular show from the Voice of America’s Persian News Network, made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Jan. 20. Host and writer Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the co-creator and executive producer, discussed their program’s satirical Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Provide the Latest on the Upheaval in Tunisia

Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s intensive coverage of the Tunisian “revolution” started on Monday, Jan. 10th with comprehensive coverage of street protestors’ clashes with security forces in Tunisia. Extensive coverage continued throughout the week during newscasts and hourly updates. On Friday, Jan. 14th when Tunisian President Read more »

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Governor Perino Gives Interview to Popular Russian Service Show

Former White House press secretary and current BBG Governor Dana Perino was recently interviewed by the Voice of America’s Russian Service. The interview was for the program Women Today, which tells success stories of extraordinary women in America to educate and inspire audiences in Russia, Read more »

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RFA Reports on Jailed Chinese Dissident and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

RFA’s Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tibetan services aired daily reports from Oslo, site of the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, accompanied by videos and photos. Liu Xiaobo, 54, is currently serving an 11-year prison term on subversion charges for urging reforms to China’s Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer

On Jan. 8, Alhurra’s Inside Washington aired a rare in-depth interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Taped at the Inside Washington’s studio, Justice Breyer discussed democracy, the U.S. Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court within the American branches of government. Hosted Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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