Category Archives: Press Release

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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March BBG Highlights Showcases Monthly Achievements

The latest edition of BBG Highlights is available to download. Stories inlude: -Alhurra launches major new television show, Al Youm, originating simultaneously from five countries on three continents. -BBG broadcasters marked the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on Feb. 12. -President Obama’s direct Nowruz Read more »

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Radio Marti Highlights the Plight of Political Prisoners in Cuba

Miami, Florida, March 23, 2009 – Radio Marti’s special coverage of the sixth anniversary of “The Black Spring” included extensive interviews with political prisoners, their families and activists around the world about the plight of 75 dissidents arrested in Cuba in 2003. “I will not Read more »

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