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BBG Workshop Highlights Sophistication and Growth of Web Censorship

The increasing sophistication of web censorship by authoritarian governments creates significant challenges to unleashing the Internet

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Cubans Tune to Radio Marti in Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

With expanded newscasts and extensive coverage, Radio Mart

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BBG Boosts Broadcasts to Georgia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has implemented surge broadcasting in Georgian in response to the continuing crisis in the breakaway province of South Ossetia. News and information from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reaches audiences in Georgia via Read more »

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BBG Honors Journalists Slain in the Line of Duty

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) dedicated its memorial to journalists slain in the line of duty, honoring ten fallen broadcasters and reporters. “While a journalist’s toolbox consists of pens, papers and sometimes a laptop, camera and microphone, the arsenal of the opponents of freedom Read more »

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Biographies of Slain BBG Journalists

Leonid Karas. Karas wrote for the Belarusian language service of RFE/RL. An emigre living in Germany, in September 1954 he was found drowned in suspicious circumstances in the Isar River. Abdulrachmann (Abo) Fatalibey. Fatalibey worked as chief editor for RFE/RL’s Azeri language service. Fatalibey, 46, Read more »

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Dedication of BBG Memorial to Slain Journalists

Opening Remarks – Governor Edward E. Kaufman Hello everyone, I am Ted Kaufman. On behalf of the all my colleagues at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, I would like to welcome you to the dedication of our memorial to BBG journalists slain in the line Read more »

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Radio Farda Consolidates Management

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will consolidate the management of Radio Farda under Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as of July 7, 2008. RFE/RL and the Voice of America (VOA) had jointly operated this Persian-language radio and Internet service since its inception in December Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects ProPublica’s Report on Alhurra Television

ProPublica’s “investigative report” on Alhurra television is so lacking in depth and accuracy that it can only be defined as sensationalism. It is filled with inaccuracies and innuendo that draw the reader to erroneous conclusions. With so much flawed reporting, this is not an attempt Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects the CBS “60 Minutes” Story About Alhurra Television

A segment about Alhurra Television that aired Sunday night on the CBS program 60 Minutes distorted facts about the station’s audience research, its coverage of Israel, and its editorial practices. “60 Minutes unfairly portrayed Alhurra, which is watched by 26 million Arabic speakers in the Read more »

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Cuban Journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira Warned by Cuban State Against Reporting for Radio Martí;

Cuban journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira says he was warned by Cuban State Security against reporting for Radio Martí

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