Category Archives: Press Release

Broadcasting Board of Governors Battles Signal Interference by Multiplying Broadcasts of Persian Programs to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors increased television, radio and Internet transmissions of the Persian-language programs of the Voice of America (VOA)’s Persian News Network and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda to fight jamming and signal interference in Iran. “Despite accusations about foreign media, our Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Call to Open Airwaves in Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) calls on authorities in Iran to open the airwaves and respect the right of its people to freedom of information and opinion. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees, “the right to freedom of opinion and Read more »

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Alhurra Covers YES Program As They Build Bridges Between the U.S. and Muslim Youth

Alhurra, the Arabic-language television network, provided viewers with insight into student exchanges through its coverage of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program airing today, June 12, 2009. Alhurra

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World

On Sunday, May 31, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa initiated their special programming leading up to President Barack Obama’s keynote speech to the Muslim world from Cairo on June 4th. Both networks will broadcast the President’s speech live, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of Read more »

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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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