Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Record of Decisions, September 2010

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on September 17, 2010 in an open session in Washington, D.C. and agreed to the following items by consensus: Adoption of July 30, 2010 Minutes. The Board adopted the Minutes from its July 30, 2010 meeting. Adoption of Read more »

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Statement of Clarification on Remarks by Walter Isaacson

In remarks at the 60th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Sept. 28, Walter Isaacson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, discussed the importance of the journalistic mission of U.S. international broadcasting. He wants to clarify his comment concerning enemies. He meant to Read more »

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IBB Director Richard Lobo Sworn In

Following Senate confirmation and Presidential appointment, Richard M. Lobo was sworn in as director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson, during a ceremony at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 18. “To succeed, we Read more »

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Alhurra Debuts a New Show From the Heart of Egypt

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, launches its latest program Hiwar Cairo. This weekly talk show broadcasts from the Egyptian capital and will highlight the latest political, cultural and social events in Egypt. The series, which debuts tonight, will include in-depth reports and interviews with experts Read more »

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Board Expresses Grave Concern for VOA Journalist Abdumalik Boboev

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) expressed grave concern for Abdumalik Boboev, a journalist for the Voice of America, as he is on trial in Uzbekistan. At its meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, the BBG discussed the fate of Abdumalik Boboev, who is on trial Read more »

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BBG Chairman Isaacson Outlines Vision for International Broadcasting

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson laid out his vision for the future of U.S. international broadcasting in a keynote address as part of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s 60th Anniversary event on Sept. 28. “Our traditional role of delivering the news top down Read more »

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Lobo Appointed Director of International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)

President Barack Obama has appointed Richard M. Lobo as director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), following Lobo’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate. “We are excited to have Dick in this important position as the Broadcasting Board of Governors begins a comprehensive review of its Read more »

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September Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, September 17, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The BBG will be considering BBG Governance Committee recommendations, the BBG

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Mideast Peace Summit

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Mideast Peace Summit in Washington D.C., as the U.S. mediated the first direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in nearly two years. This coverage included live broadcast of the Summit with simultaneous Arabic translation of the participants

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Statement from the BBG on the resignation of Pedro Roig, director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Pedro Roig, who has served for over seven years as director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The Board thanks Pedro for his leadership of Radio and TV Marti shepherding program Read more »

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