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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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BBG Decries Ongoing Threats to Journalists Worldwide, Calls on United Nations to Act

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors joined other international media organizations today in urging United Nations action to protect journalists worldwide as threats and attacks against members of the media continued to mount. In a statement released today, seven leading government-supported international media organizations Read more »

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BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in the Sahel

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; William Bell, Research Director, International Broadcasting Bureau; Rajesh Srinivasan, Ph.D., Principal, Gallup; Magali Rheault, Regional Research Director – Francophone Africa, Gallup

Washington, D.C. — Media use in the Sahel region is flourishing, as the majority of adults in Somalia (65.6%) and in Bamako, Mali (78.4%) say that they access news at least once per day, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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VOA Special Examines Kennedy Legacy Through the Eyes of Key Witnesses

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A rare interview with the U.S. Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy’s limousine in the moments after he was shot in 1963, highlights a powerful new Voice of America TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Read more »

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RFA Unveils e-Book of Jailed Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Writings

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched an e-book collecting the writings of Nurmuhemmet Yasin, an award-winning Uyghur writer whom Chinese authorities sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2004. The collection, Caged, has been made available for the first time in digital format in the English Read more »

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