Category Archives: Press Release

Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown

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Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-supported media are still bringing news and information programs to audiences around the world. U.S. international media activities under the Read more »

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VOA Covers US, Iran Presidents at UN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s Persian Service is airing a full day of live coverage and analysis of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York today (Tuesday), including long-anticipated speeches by President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The TV special, running Read more »

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VOA Boosts Coverage in Wake of Kenya Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Voice of America is providing audiences in Africa and around the world with extensive coverage of the deadly terror attack and its aftermath in Nairobi, Kenya. Continuously updated reports are available on radio, television, the Internet, and mobile and social media platforms. The VOA Swahili Read more »

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Weinstein to BBG

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The United States Senate today unanimously confirmed Kenneth Weinstein to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media.

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Intimidation Continues In Iran Despite New Government

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PRAGUE – RFE/RL’s Persian language Service, Radio Farda, has reported several recent instances of intimidation targeting reporters’ relatives in Iran, despite widespread expectations that the new government of President Hassan Rohani would usher in a period of more moderate politics and ease societal tensions. In Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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VOA TV Show Explores Pakistani Culture in America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Audiences in Pakistan are giving a “thumbs up” to the new VOA Urdu language TV show Kahani Pakistani, which premiered Thursday on Pakistan’s Aaj news channel. The 30-minute show, which airs Thursdays and Fridays, is hosted by the irrepressible Ayesha Gilani, a Read more »

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Acting Head Kevin Klose Appointed RFE/RL President And CEO

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WASHINGTON -  Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeffrey Shell today announced that distinguished journalist and broadcast executive Kevin Klose has accepted an offer, unanimously supported by the BBG, to serve as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. In its capacity as RFE/RL’s corporate Read more »

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Azerbaijani Press Launches New Attacks On Khadija Ismayilova

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Azerbaijan has ratcheted up its invective against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, attacking her integrity and accusing her of being a “slave” to the U.S., following a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Baku condemning media attacks against her. Ismayilova, author of reports for RFE/RL disclosing Read more »

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VOA TV Special: ‘The King Legacy, Marching Forward’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s celebrated I Have a Dream speech with a special 30-minute television broadcast that looks at the civil rights movement through the eyes of those who took part in the Read more »

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