Category Archives: Highlight

VOA Hosts Workshop for Tanzanian Journalists

More than 20 Tanzanian journalists participated in a Voice of America (VOA) training workshop in advance of the October 2010 presidential election in that country.  The “Political and General Reporting Workshop for Journalists,” organized by the  U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was designed to Read more »

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BBG Members Meet with Representatives from the DG5

Defeating jamming and censorship and ways to reach new audiences in the fast-changing digital world were among topics discussed by the directors of the VOA, BBC, Deutsche Welle, France’s AEF, and Radio Netherlands at their annual meeting, held October 25-26 in Washington DC. The annual Read more »

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RFA Reports on Jailed Activists Kong, Chen

Mr. Kong from Shandong is an activist who was sentenced to 18 months of “re-education through labor” in May for attempting to provide help to families of jailed rights lawyers. He suffered a heart attack while in detention and was released on medical parole in Read more »

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BBG Welcomes New OCB Director García-Pérez

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson and BBG Governor Victor Ashe welcomed Carlos García-Pérez as the newly appointed director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) on Wednesday, October 20, at a transition ceremony OCB headquarters in Miami. “[Carlos] has a passion and Read more »

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IBB Director Richard Lobo Sworn In

Following Senate confirmation and Presidential appointment, Richard M. Lobo was sworn in as director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson, during a ceremony at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 18. “To succeed, we Read more »

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Alhurra Debuts a New Show From the Heart of Egypt

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, launches its latest program Hiwar Cairo. This weekly talk show broadcasts from the Egyptian capital and will highlight the latest political, cultural and social events in Egypt. The series, which debuts tonight, will include in-depth reports and interviews with experts Read more »

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BBG 2011 Meeting Schedule

January 13-14, Washington, D.C. March 10-11, Miami April 14-15, Washington, D.C. June 2-3, Washington, D.C. July 14-15, Washington, D.C. September 15-16, Washington, D.C. October 13-14, Washington, D.C. November 17-18, Washington, D.C. December 15-16, Washington, D.C.

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BBG Holds Board Meeting at RFE’s Prague Headquarters

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met this week in Prague, Czech Republic, at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The Board also took part in a townhall discussion with RFE/RL employees and met with former Czech President Vaclav Havel. This was the Read more »

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Board Expresses Grave Concern for VOA Journalist Abdumalik Boboev

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic, at the broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. At the meeting, the Board voted to approve Board By-Laws, a schedule for meetings in 2011, and recommendations of the Read more »

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BBG October 2010 Meeting Video

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic. You can watch the open session of the meeting using the link below. Windows Media Broadband On Demand Link

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