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FY 2011 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2011, sent to the Congress today, includes $768.8 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 1.5 percent from the FY 2010 funding level. The request reflects the continued critical role of BBG broadcasts in Read more »

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Alhurra Takes to the Streets to Hear What People Have to Say

Alhurra, a 24-hour Arabic-language news and information satellite channel, crisscrossed the Middle East and the U.S. to talk to people from all walks of life about political and social issues that impact their lives. The daily two-minute segments entitled Alhurra and the People will launch Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Broadcast Live Coverage of the State of the Union and the Republican Response

On Wednesday, January 27th, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will broadcast live President Barack Obama

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Maryjean Buhler Named Chief Financial Officer for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Maryjean Buhler joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on January 4, 2010. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, encompassing all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, is an independent federal agency that broadcasts in 60 languages to key audiences around the world Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Addresses the Situation in Haiti During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten examined the goals of the U.S. rescue teams, addressed reports complaining about the U.S.

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Alhurra Produces One of the First Arabic-Language Documentaries on the Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur

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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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