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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on the Release of Rahman Bunairee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomes the release today by United States immigration authorities of Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani journalist who works for the Voice of America (VOA) and had been in custody since arriving to the U.S. on August 9. Mr. Bunairee is a Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Offer Afghans Unprecedented Access to Candidates inAdvance of Presidential Election

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reaching the largest combined audience of any radio broadcaster in Afghanistan, are helping Afghans engage with presidential candidates in the lead up to the August 20 presidential election. VOA and RFE/RL, overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Iranian Nuclear Threat and Mid-East Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed the United States’ drive to revive the staled Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iranian and Hezbollah’s threat, the U.S. diplomatic overtures toward Iran and Syria and the situation in Iraq. The following are excerpts Read more »

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Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa Brought Mauritania’s Presidential Election to the Middle East and North Africa

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided their audiences in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe with extensive coverage of Mauritania’s first presidential election since last August’s military coup that marked the beginning of authoritarian rule. Alhurra and Radio Sawa aired live updates and extensive Read more »

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Broadcasting Board and VOA Condemn Destruction of Reporter’s Home

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless attack on the home of VOA’s Deewa Radio journalist Rahman Bunairee in Bunir, Pakistan on July 8. “The attack unnecessarily endangered Bunairee’s innocent family, and caused them great loss,” said Read more »

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RFE/RL & VOA to Expand Reach into Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) will receive additional resources to expand critical radio broadcasts to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region as part of the $106 billion emergency war bill signed today. With the exception of VOA’s Radio Deewa, little independent news Read more »

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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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