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U.S. International Media Reach Record Audiences, with TV Overtaking Radio

Alhurra’ s correspondent Omar Twati reporting from Libya

Washington, D.C. – Programming across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ global media networks reached an estimated 206 million people per week in 2013, including large audiences in countries that are strategically critical for U.S. foreign policy. The 206 million weekly reach reflects the combined TV, Read more »

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Television and Mobile Ubiquitous in Vietnam

Television ownership in Vietnamese households is extremely high.

Washington, DC — Ninety-eight percent of Vietnamese households own a television, and nearly nine in 10 have a mobile phone in their household. These are among the findings issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup from a nationally representative, face-to-face survey Read more »

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RFE/RL Coverage Disrupted By Internet Attacks

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RFE/RL has been experiencing Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks intermittently since 5 am EST Sunday, December 8. RFE/RL technical staff is currently working to isolate fake traffic and block further disruption to its operations, and every effort is being made to maintain access Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn To RFE/RL For EuroMaydan Coverage

Pro-European Union activists at a rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Unprecedented numbers of Ukrainians are turning to RFE/RL and its Ukrainian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, as a vital source of authoritative news about Kyiv’s EuroMaydan protests. Since November 25, the Service’s live video stream from the protests on Independence Square (Maydan) and elsewhere Read more »

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BBG Expands Collaboration with Leading International Media

Meeting of the DG7 in Paris, December 3, 2013, BBG Governors Michael Meehan and Matt Armstrong pictured here along with RFA President Libby Liu, VOA Director David Ensor and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Paris, France – Representatives of leading government-supported international media organizations known collectively as the DG7 agreed to expand collaboration on research — both into technologies and about audiences — and to reduce costs where possible on shortwave and satellite transmissions. Officials from the Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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Alhurra TV Launches Season 2 of “Rayheen ala Fain?”

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Alhurra Television announced the launch of the highly anticipated second season of Rayheen ala Fain? today at a press conference in Cairo. The second season will include an entirely new cast of six young Egyptians, as they tackle issues such as sexual harassment, jobs, education Read more »

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VOA Afghan TV Program Links Kabul and Washington Studios

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Voice of America and Channel One TV (1TV) in Afghanistan are teaming up on a high-tech, international town hall style television program that will address critical issues in US-Afghan relations. The first episode of Pivot Line airs Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 p.m. Kabul time Read more »

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Iranian Audiences Get News of Nuke Deal from VOA

VOA Coverage of Iran Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — News about the Iran nuclear agreement hammered out early Sunday in Geneva reached Iranian audiences through the Voice of America almost as soon as US officials made the deal public. VOA’s Persian Service provided early and extensive live coverage throughout the day, Read more »

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RFE/RL Target of Internet Attack

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has been experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack disrupting its global multimedia news services intermittently since Thursday, the Prague-based network reports. “We are continuing to gather information on this attack, but believe it is targeted,” said RFE/RL President and Read more »

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Tibetan Exile Leader Visits Radio Free Asia

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WASHINGTON – Speaking with Radio Free Asia (RFA) today, Lobsang Sangay, the political head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, renewed his call for China to find a resolution to the Tibetan issue through dialogue. Sangay’s comments came during a live interview with RFA’s Tibetan Service at Read more »

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