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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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Remarks by BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson about Former Governors

Remarks as prepared We are gathered today to learn from you, the former members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It is also an occasion to honor the service of the four most recent departing members of the Board. We are grateful to you for Read more »

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Eight Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

President Barack Obama has appointed eight media, communications, and foreign policy leaders to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency which supervises all U.S. civilian, international broadcasting. The Broadcasting Board of Governors is a bipartisan board comprised of nine members appointed by Read more »

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TV Marti Premieres Cuban-American Musical Performers

TV Marti premieres the first of a series on Cuban-American musical performers, as well as a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces in its launch of prime time broadcasts over Independence Day weekend. Beginning Saturday, July 3, TV Marti will broadcast from 9:00 p.m. to Read more »

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Press Freedom in Iran

Days ahead of the one year anniversary of its disputed presidential election, the Government of Iran has stepped up efforts to keep its citizens from receiving independently reported news and information by reinvigorating its apparent jamming of TV and radio broadcasts, blocking websites and pressuring Read more »

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U.S. Official Discusses Political Negotiations in Iraq in an Interview with Alhurra Television

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman was interviewed by Alhurra, following his meetings with senior Iraqi officials, including President Talibani, Prime Minister al-Maliki, and Foreign Minister Zebari. During the interview he addressed the status of the discussions, the role of Read more »

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