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OCB’s Radio Marti News Department Wins Journalism Prize

Radio Marti’s News Department has won a 2009 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for outstanding reporting. Radio Mart

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David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2009 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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Obama’s Cairo Speech Fuels BBG Broadcasters’ Conversation on US-Muslim Relations

As President Obama seeks to reach Muslim audiences with his June 4 speech in Cairo, BBG broadcasters will engage their audience (of 175 million people weekly), bringing them into a discussion of the address and of broader issues in US-Muslim relations. The BBG’s 60 broadcast Read more »

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Radio Marti Highlights Growing Role of Bloggers in Cuba

Radio Marti aired a five-part series highlighting the growing role bloggers are playing in Cuban society. Via personal stories, art work, short documentaries and general commentaries, bloggers have taken an increasingly prominent role by providing a window into daily life in Cuba. The Radio Marti Read more »

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Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for U.S. International Broadcasting

Today, the President is forwarding the budget request for Fiscal Year 2010 to the Congress including a request for $745.5 million dollars for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 3.9% from FY 2009 levels. The request reflects the continued critical role of Read more »

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Iran, Iraq and the Middle East Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Iranian cooperation to help stabilize Afghanistan, stability in Iraq, the Middle East peace process and the significance of the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections. The following is a transcript of Read more »

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Somali Official Calls for International Help to Counter Piracy

During an exclusive interview with Alhurra Television, Abdirahman Abdishakuur, the Somali Minister for Planning and International Cooperation, discussed the problem of piracy, proposed the creation of Somali naval forces, and called for international cooperation to address piracy. He affirmed that piracy can not be dealt Read more »

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Radio Sawa’s Web site Receives First Prize for Excellence

The Pan Arab Web Awards Academy Jury Committee awarded the Radio Sawa’s Web site (www.RadioSawa.com) first prize for Web site excellence in its fifth annual competition of Pan Arab Web sites. RadioSawa.com won first place in the Media-TV and Radio category which recognizes excellence in Read more »

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Turkish President Praises President Obama’s Message Urging Dialogue

During an exclusive interview with Alhurra Television, Abdullah Gul, the President of Turkey, discussed the significance of President Obama

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring Live Coverage of the Algerian Presidential Election

As a continuation of Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa

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