Category Archives: Press Release

International Broadcasting Bureau Names Andre V. Mendes Director of Engineering

Andre V. Mendes has been named Director of Engineering and Technical Services for the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), effective December 21, 2009. The IBB provides engineering support for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which encompasses the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Interference with Broadcasts to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the latest efforts of the Iranian Government and its associates to interfere and censor the free flow of objective news and information to the Iranian people. By monitoring satellite signals, BBG’s technical experts have determined that on December 27, Read more »

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Alhurra’s Ahmad Arram Honored by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory for "Courage in Journalism" Award

Alhurra-Iraq’s Correspondent Ahmad Arram was given the “Courage in Journalism” Award by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq for his reporting on alleged fraudulent land deals being facilitated by the Iraqi government. Mr. Arram’s report, which aired on Oct. 12, 2009, focused on approximately 600,000 Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa will carry live coverage with simultaneous Arabic translation of the ceremony presenting President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize and his remarks at the occasion. Alhurra

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Alhurra TV Examines the Arab-American Experience

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, will launch new episodes of the popular documentary series Americans. Starting Friday, Dec. 4, Americans will take an extensive look at the rich history of Arab-Americans through a five-part series focusing on Arab-Americans and their lives in the United States. Read more »

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Engy Anwar Reports Live From the Hajj for Alhurra’s Al Youm

Engy Anwar will take her Al Youm co-hosting duties to Saudi Arabia as she anchors Al Youm live from the Hajj. This is one of the first times a woman has reported live from the pilgrimage to Mecca. Al Youm viewers will have live updates Read more »

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Radio Marti Discusses Cuban Blogger’s Exchange with President Obama

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke with Radio Marti today in a live interview to discuss her impressions of a recent email exchange with President Barack Obama that has been big news in Cuba and the Spanish-speaking world. The story was also posted on Martinoticias.com Sanchez, Read more »

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Despite Threats to Press Freedom BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences

U.S. international broadcasting attracted wide audiences worldwide in 2009, particularly in key countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, despite declines in press freedom and the targeting of journalists in some countries, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. More than 171 million people worldwide Read more »

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Middle East Peace Process and the U.S.’s Relationship with Syria During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Middle East peace process, U.S.

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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