Category Archives: Highlight

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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Governor Matt Armstrong Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong met with RFE/RL journalists and directors from each of the language services, new media managers and senior executives during a visit to the network’s headquarters in Prague from October 30 through November 1.  Armstrong also met with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Reps. Moran and Engel on Egypt and Iran

Jim Moran (D-VA)

Shortly after the “East-West: The Art of Dialogue” event on October 30 in Washington D.C., Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) sat down with Alhurra correspondent Mohamed Hussin Nassar to discuss the Middle East. During his interview, Rep. Moran suggested that Egyptian General Read more »

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Raising the Profile of the BBG at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

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Senior managers and regional experts for the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an active role a high-profile conference held by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.They raised the profile of  the BBG and its networks, pursued business development opportunities – particularly affiliate relationships, –and showcased our innovative Read more »

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2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – BBG Results

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OPM has provided the initial BBG results from the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  The agency had an important increase in the participation rate of employees as well as significant increases in several categories of questions. In 2013, 70% of eligible employees took the survey Read more »

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RFA Video China’s Gutter Oil Goes Viral

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This week, Radio Free Asia’s video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter” oil went viral on social media and websites around the world. Topping 850,000 views on YouTube, the investigative piece was the focus of an entry on Washington Post’s WorldView blog, which Read more »

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VOA Director Moderates Panel Discussion on Social Media

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Is social media changing the way journalists do their work and communicate with their audience? That was the subject of a panel discussion, moderated by VOA Director David Ensor, at an event hosted on October 25th by the Goethe Institut, the RIAS Berlin Commission and Read more »

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Sen. John McCain Discusses Iraq With Alhurra Television

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the letter he co-authored to President Obama regarding that state of Iraq during an interview on Alhurra Television. Speaking to Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Sen. McCain stated that that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has not been inclusive within the Iraqi Read more »

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Radio Free Iraq Turns 15

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On October 30, 1998, RFE/RL’s newest broadcast service, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) took to the air. Times have changed drastically for Iraqis since then, but the crucial mission of RFI has not. RFI, known locally as Iraq Hurr, consistently leads local media in live coverage Read more »

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