Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Record of Decisions, July 2010

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 30, 2010 in closed session in Washington, D.C and agreed to the following items by consensus: Cuba Broadcasting. Governors Ashe, McCue, and Perino are requested to conduct “listening tour” of Congress regarding the future of broadcasting Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on Service of Edward Kaufman

Washington, DC, November 24, 2008 – Edward Kaufman joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) at its creation in 1995, bringing with him a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. Mr. Kaufman has been Read more »

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Director of Office of Cuba Broadcasting Appointed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) appointed Carlos A. Garcia-Perez as the director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The OCB is the entity that supervises Radio and Television Marti’s Spanish-language broadcasts of news and information to Cuba. “As we observe potential changes in Read more »

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Radio Sawa’s Free Zone Named a Finalist in the New York Festivals

Radio Sawa’s flagship program Free Zone was named a finalist for the New York Festivals® International Radio Program and Promotions Awards for its examination of social reform in Saudi Arabia related to child marriages and divorce due to differences in families’ status. The report was Read more »

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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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