Category Archives: Press Release

2010 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2010 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: Read more »

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VOA Russian Offers New Website

VOA has unveiled a new website for mobile phone users in the Russian Federation

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Radio and TV Marti Provide Live Coverage of Solidarity March in Miami and Reaction in Cuba

Radio and TV Marti provided extensive live coverage as tens of thousands of people marched along Calle Ocho in Little Havana on March 25 in support of Cuba

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Alhurra Viewers Give Their Thoughts on the Humanitarian Crisis Facing Darfurian Refugees

Alhurra, the Arabic-language television network, invited viewers to participate in a live discussion regarding the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. On Friday, March 12th Alhurra rebroadcast its critically acclaimed documentary Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile followed by a live discussion of the documentary and the humanitarian crisis Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa To Provide Extensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will have comprehensive coverage of the historic Iraqi national parliamentary elections on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Both networks will have more than 35 correspondents throughout the country providing wide-ranging coverage of the election that will help determine the future of Read more »

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Alhurra’s Al Youm Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

Alhurra, the Arabic-language television network, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its flagship program Al Youm (Arabic for Today) on Monday, March 8, 2010. Al Youm, which has been heralded for broadcasting simultaneously from five countries in three continents, brings together all areas of the Middle Read more »

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Martis Provide Live Coverage of Dissident’s Funeral

Radio Marti provided exclusive live, on-the-scene coverage of the funeral of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo. Radio and TV Mart

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Her Trip to the Middle East and the Iraqi Elections During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed her trip to the Middle East, next steps in the Middle East peace process, escalating tensions between Israel and Syria, the Iraqi elections and the situation in Iran. The following Read more »

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VOA and Radio Marti Expand Radio Broadcasts to Latin America

“A Fondo” is a new weeknight, Spanish-language radio program targeted to audiences in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing vital news and information to a region where media freedom is under attack. With anchors at Voice of America studios in Washington, D.C. and the studios Read more »

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FY 2011 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2011, sent to the Congress today, includes $768.8 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 1.5 percent from the FY 2010 funding level. The request reflects the continued critical role of BBG broadcasts in Read more »

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