Category Archives: Highlight

Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Accurate Information on Developments

Ukrainians with the national flag gather in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

As the information war continues to rage on in Ukraine, and the realities of Russian control over resources sets in, more and more Ukrainians are turning to the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for accurate and reliable information. Voice of America and Radio Read more »

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Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister Visits Alhurra

Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi

On his official trip to attend the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi paid a visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Va. headquarters and studios. Following a brief tour, Mr. Al-Safi met with Read more »

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Ukraine and Crimea: Getting the Word Out and Serving Audience Needs in the Region

VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Ukraine

Tensions continued to rise this week as Russia retained control of Crimea, people across Ukraine remained on edge, protests continued to erupt, and residents of nearby countries wondered what might come next.  Amid the uncertainty, the journalists supported by the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided Read more »

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong Visits Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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On April 6-7, BBG Governor Matt Armstrong visited the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station outside Greenville, North Carolina.  Armstrong toured the property and met with staff to learn more about the operations of the facility. “Meeting with this hard-working and dedicated staff was an honor,” Read more »

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

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As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. Last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) launched a Crimea-focused website, “Crimea Realities.” In its first six days the site was visited Read more »

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Alhurra Reports on Religious Tolerance

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As part of Alhurra’s coverage on interfaith dialogue, correspondent Khaled Khairy reported on an interfaith event that brought together local Jewish and Muslim communities. The event, which was sponsored by the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society and held at the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation synagogue in Read more »

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BBG Networks Continue to Increase Coverage in Ukraine and Crimea

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Amid mounting tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the networks of the BBG continue to boost their service to audiences in the region, creating new methods of engagement and providing additional avenues for accurate and impartial news. In addition to establishing a “Crimea Desk” dedicated Read more »

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VOA Indonesia Celebrates Two Years with Award Winning CMS

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Two years ago today, Voice of America’s Indonesia Service became the first of VOA’s language services to launch a website powered by the Pangea content management system.  Pangea, which was created by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, proved to be so useful, it now serves as Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Pittenger on Terrorism Threat

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) spoke with Alhurra's Robert Satloff

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about the threats of terrorism and cybersecurity. During the interview, Pittenger stressed that al-Qaeda’s capacities have gotten much more sophisticated since 9/11 Read more »

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