Category Archives: Press Release

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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Office of Cuba Broadcasting Debuts Two New Tools to Reach Cubans

Natalia Crujeiras explains the latest internet anti censorship tools that OCB is using in Cuba

MIAMI – The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has debuted two new Internet censorship circumvention tools — a paper USB drive and a mobile phone-based social network – in order to provide accurate news and information to one of the most press-restrictive environments in the world. Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports Interference With Its Signal To Azerbaijan

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WASHINGTON – RFE/RL has documented a pattern of disruption of its satellite news programming to Azerbaijan that could indicate a new level of deliberate interference, a practice known as jamming. The practice is a violation of international telecommunications regulations. Since April 28, 2013, RFE/RL’s weekly Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million a Week Worldwide

VOA Spanish editor Ramon Taylor behind the scenes in 2012

U.S. international media’s weekly audience has reached a new high of more than 203 million people thanks to substantial audience growth in Latin America for the Voice of America, innovations across digital media platforms, and expanded networks of distribution for award-winning news and information programs.  Read more »

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Board Calls for End to Harassment and Threats to Press

BBG Governor Michael Meehan, BBG Governor Susan McCue, IBB Director Richard Lobo, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors emphasized the need for global press freedom and renewed their call for the release of journalists being held in Syria. “Bashar Fahmi, a correspondent for Alhurra, is still missing and incommunicado in Syria. It has been 10 months Read more »

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Radio Farda Investigative Report Wins Silver In New York

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Vahid Pourostad, a reporter with RFE/RL’s Persian Language Service, Radio Farda, was a Silver Radio Winner at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promos Awards for his radio documentary, “Solitary Confinement.” The program, an 18-part journey to what Pourostad calls “these solitary Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Takes Silver, Bronze at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON, DC – Two Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters were named winners of silver and bronze medals at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards ceremony last night. RFA’s Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur won silver in the international contest’s category of best coverage of Read more »

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“OnTen” Exclusive: Bono Offers Message of Solidarity to People of Iran

Bono at an NYC event where he recorded a message for VOA's "OnTen."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2 and co-founder of the advocacy group ONE, reached out to the people of Iran today, with a special message broadcast by VOA’s irreverent satirical program OnTen. In his four-minute video, aired to coincide with Read more »

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VOA Jazz Show Builds on Musical Legacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some of the leading jazz, blues, swing, fusion and world music artists are showcased in the dynamic new Voice of America TV program: Beyond Category with Eric Felten. “The great Duke Ellington described the best music as being ‘beyond category,’ and we Read more »

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Despite Threats, BBG Provides Special Programming Ahead of Iranian Election

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Washington, DC – As the Iranian presidential race narrows in the final days before the June 14 election, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ multimedia networks are tracking breaking news, citizen reactions and political shifts with unbiased news and accurate information, despite increasing threats to its Read more »

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