Category Archives: Press Release

BBG to Examine Middle East Broadcasting and Regional Perceptions of the U.S.

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Springfield, VA, headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks on February 25. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa and feature a panel Read more »

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RFA Wins Gracie for Exposé on ‘Birth Tourism’ in Saipan

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a Gracie Award for its Cantonese Service’s exposé, “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship in Saipan,” in the category of investigative program or feature. Sponsored by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM), the annual Gracies recognize Read more »

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RFE/RL Celebrates World Radio Day’s Efforts To Empower Women

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(WASHINGTON — February 13, 2014) RFE/RL celebrates this year’s UNESCO’s World Radio Day and its focus on empowering women through the reach of radio. For more than 60 years, RFE/RL has used radio to provide uncensored news and discussion in countries where free press has been banned Read more »

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VOA Interviews Afghan Presidential Candidates

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Afghan Presidential election draws closer, Voice of America’s Afghan Service is airing a series of exclusive interviews with the candidates, who discuss major issues facing the country and take questions from viewers. “This is an opportunity for our audience to Read more »

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Alhurra Commemorates Its 10th Anniversary

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(Springfield, Va.)–Feb. 14th marks 10 years of Alhurra Television broadcasting accurate and objective news and information to 22 countries in the Middle East. The 24/7 Arabic-language television network provides news and analysis about the region and the United States to more than 20 million viewers Read more »

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Richard Stengel to Begin Working With BBG

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Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel will soon begin working with the Broadcasting Board of Governors as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  His duties will include representing Secretary of State John Kerry to the BBG. “We are extremely fortunate to Read more »

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Radio Free Asia President Responds to Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index

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WASHINGTON – In response to the release of Reporters Without Borders’ 2014 World Press Freedom Index, Radio Free Asia’s President Libby Liu noted that the survey shows little change in the poor media environments of China, Vietnam, North Korea and Laos, while Cambodia continued on Read more »

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Presidents of Haiti and Albania Visit VOA on Same Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Haitian President Michel Martelly and Albanian President Bujar Nishani sat down for separate interviews Friday at the VOA headquarters in Washington, where they discussed developments at home and their participation in today’s National Prayer Breakfast. “It is always an honor for a Read more »

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BBG Responds to Crisis in the Central African Republic

At PK12 thousands of Muslim residents from Bangui and Mbaiki flee the Central African Republic Bangui in a mass exodus using cars, pickups, trucks, lorries and motorcycles, escorted by Chadian troops on Friday Feb. 7, 2014. Tit-for-tat violence killed more than 1,000 people in Bangui alone in a matter of days in December. An untold number have died in the weeks that followed, with most of the attacks in Bangui targeting Muslims.

WASHINGTON- As the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) intensifies, so have the efforts of the BBG to bring much-needed news and vital information to residents fleeing the violence. The agency’s interdepartmental response includes developing and producing additional content, augmenting methods to reach audiences, Read more »

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Russians Turning to Internet for Unbiased News

L-R: Bruce Sherman, Director, BBG Office of Strategy and Development; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau; Michael Meehan, BBG Board Member.

Washington, DC — Although television remains the most prevalent medium in Russian households, Internet access is rising dramatically nationwide, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “On the eve of the Olympics, it is fitting that we can be Read more »

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