Category Archives: Press Release

VOA TV Show Explores Pakistani Culture in America

Woman smiling with title of show overlay

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

Kevin Klose

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

Azerbaijani Journalist Defiant In Face Of Blackmail Bid In March 2012, Khadija Ismailova, a freelanc

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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Legacy of King Speech Featured Worldwide on BBG Networks

Looking down at inscription of "I Have a Dream"

WASHINGTON – To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will provide special programming including live reports from Washington, DC, topical original features on human rights and Read more »

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With Three New Members, Board Affirms Dedication to BBG’s Mission and Strong Support for Journalists

Jeff Shell

WASHINGTON – Three new members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed their commitment to the mission of U.S. international media as they took part in an open meeting of the BBG board for the first time since their appointment by the President earlier Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Returns to Air, Examines Cuba’s Education System

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MIAMI – Radio and TV Martís’ popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returns Wednesday, August 21, with a special edition examining Cuba’s educational system, its history, and its future. This is the first edition of the popular broadcast since the Office of Cuba Broadcasting was Read more »

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VOA Book ‘National Secrets’ Reveals Hidden Chinese History

VOA Book China Secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History buffs and scholars in Hong Kong and Taiwan are snapping up copies of a new VOA book focused on taboo subjects that have long been banned in Communist China. The book, based on a popular Voice of America Mandarin-language television segment Read more »

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One Year Later, Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Remains Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

WASHINGTON DC – U.S.-based international broadcasters today renewed their call for the release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi, who disappeared in Syria on August 20, 2012. “Reporting from Syria under the current conditions is inherently risky, but ongoing incidents such as this really bring Read more »

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Cuban Activist Antúnez Visits the Martís

Antúnez addresses the staff of the Martís

MIAMI- Jorge Luis García-Pérez, a human rights activist some have called “Cuba’s Nelson Mandela,” visited the Martís on August 13 to express his gratitude for the reliable and accurate news coverage the Miami broadcaster provides. García-Pérez, who is also known as Antúnez, is well known across Read more »

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