Category Archives: Press Release

FY 2012 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2012, sent to the Congress today, includes $767 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 2.5 percent from the FY 2011 full year Continuing Resolution level.  The proposed funding reflects the importance of ongoing Read more »

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Radio Marti Expands its News Magazine “Las Noticias Como Son”

Radio Martí’s news magazine “Las Noticias Como Son” moved to an extended format with a fast-paced round up of news and analysis from around the world.  In its 13th year, “Las Noticias Como Son” expanded to an hour with news of breaking events in Cuba Read more »

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Alhurra First to Report Mubarak Stepping Down

Alhurra Television was the first to report that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down and transfer power to the Egyptian army. Yesterday at 9:34 a.m. (EST), Alhurra Television’s Cairo Bureau Chief Tarek El Shamy went on the air live and reported that official sources Read more »

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Voice of America Blog Network Pulls it all Together

Discuss intelligence issues with VOA’s Security Briefing. Find out what international students think about life in the United States at “The Student Union.” Click on “Jazz Beat” and find out what music has inspired protesters in Egypt.  Now you can do all this and more Read more »

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VOA Creole Service Marks 25 Years of Broadcasting to Haiti

Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States praised the Voice of America’s Creole Service Monday for its role in the country’s transition to democracy over the past 25 years, calling the service “a model and example for many radio stations and for journalists in Haiti.” Ambassador Read more »

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Detained RFE Reporters Leave Egypt: "We Were Not Treated Well"

Two detained RFE reporters, Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi, have been released from police custody and flew out of Egypt today. Tait and Nuaimi were detained by police shortly after arriving in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 4. They were on their way to Read more »

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BBG Chairman Isaacson, RFE President Gedmin Call for End to Belarus Media Crackdown

As Belarus continues to crack down on local media outlets and independent journalists, BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin today affirmed their commitment to media freedom in Belarus and expressed concern for the safety of journalists throughout the country. Isaacson and Gedmin Read more »

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Board Condemns Threats to Alhurra TV

The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the recent threats of violence leveled against journalists reporting for Alhurra Television in Egypt. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today and threatened to kill Alhurra’s two on-air journalists – Akram Khuzam and Tarek El Shamy Read more »

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US Diplomats from 14 Latin American Nations Discuss Cuba, Haiti, During VOA Visit

The top U.S. diplomat in Cuba told VOA Tuesday the Castro government has “taken some steps” to improve relations with the United States, but there is a “long way to go” before the U.S. trade embargo can be lifted. Jonathan Farrar, the Chief of Mission Read more »

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Middle East Broadcasts Playing a Crucial Role

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson released the following statement concerning coverage of recent events in the Middle East: “As Chairman of the BBG, I have been regularly updated on developments across the Middle East by our Arabic-language broadcasters Alhurra TV and Radio Read more »

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