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Alhurra’s On-Air Promotions Win Awards

Screengrab from award winning promo for Alhurra-Iraq's Final Edition

Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television has won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Arabia awards. Alhurra-Iraq’s Final Edition promo won the Gold Award for the Best News or Factual Programming Promo. The Final Edition promo also was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Use Read more »

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BBG International Broadcasts Now Available Within the United States

Scott Bobb of VOA’s Central News Division received the Burke Award for his comprehensive and courageous coverage of the conflict in Syria.

Washington, DC – Thousands of hours per week of news and information programs in 61 languages that are currently produced for audiences overseas will become available by request in the United States beginning tomorrow, July 2. The work of news organizations overseen by the Broadcasting Read more »

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Syria Comes to Life With New Online Journal

SCREENSHOT OF SYRIA STORIES

SPRINGFIELD, VA–The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) takes an intimate look at the humanitarian crisis facing Syria through Syria Stories. This online journal follows six Syrians as they blog about the challenges and triumphs of living in and watching their homeland be torn apart by Read more »

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BBG Welcomes Lifting of Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia, Urges Complete Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the decision by the Cambodian government this weekend to lift its ban on Khmer-language programming from overseas ahead of the July 28 national elections, but called for continued international vigilance regarding remaining restrictions on media in Cambodia both before Read more »

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BBG Condemns Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a directive issued by the Cambodian government that forbids the broadcasting of all foreign programming for 31 days prior to the July 28 election. The directive affects all FM radio stations broadcasting Radio Free Asia and Voice of Read more »

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VOA’s “Washington Forum” Airing on RTI in Ivory Coast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Television viewers in Ivory Coast can now watch Voice of America’s popular French to Africa program Washington Forum every Sunday morning on RTI TV 1. The half-hour show, broadcast live every week from the VOA TV studios in Washington, and simulcast on Read more »

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BBG Announces Burke Award Winners

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Hamid Mohmand, Kabul bureau chief for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Afghan Service; Pisethvicheyanandh Read more »

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John Kerry Tells VOA: Snowden Betrayed Country

John Kerry speaks with VOA reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden “betrayed his country” and put the lives of Americans at risk by violating secrecy laws. In a one-on-one interview with VOA’s Scott Stearns, Secretary of State Kerry Read more »

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Voice of America Hosting Global Immigration Debate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is inviting its worldwide audience to join the growing U.S. immigration debate by taking part in a dynamic online conversation about an issue facing an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. The multimedia project, Immigration: The New Face of America, Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement for Two FM Transmitters in Mauritania

BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman signs agreement with the head of Telediffusion de Mauritanie (TDM), Dieh Sidaty.

In support of freedom of information and expression in Mauritania, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Télédiffusion de Mauritanie (TDM) have announced an agreement for media cooperation to include FM broadcasting, journalism training, and technical assistance to improve Mauritania’s media infrastructure. Consistent with the Read more »

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