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Hacking and Signal Interference of U.S. International Broadcasting

As popular protests unfold across the Middle East, U.S. international broadcasting faces increased satellite signal interference and a web Domain Name System (DNS) attack.  “Our broadcasters are at the forefront of reporting the most tumultuous events we have seen unfold since 1989,” said Walter Isaacson, Read more »

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VOA Program to Iran, Parazit, Dedicated to Facebook Friend Killed in Protests

Voice of America’s popular Farsi language television program Parazit breaks with its satirical and sometimes comic format this week to discuss the young Iranian pro-democracy demonstrators who died after being shot at Monday’s protests in Tehran. Parazit co-creators Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi learned Tuesday Read more »

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Andrew Natsios Tells VOA Organizing a New Country in South Sudan Won

Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, has told a VOA panel that Western governments need to stop predicting the new Republic of South Sudan will be a “fragile state.”  Speaking at a VOA hosted event titled South Sudan: Building a New Nation, Natsios Read more »

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Quarter of Egyptians Tune to Alhurra During Recent Crisis

Results of a new poll of Egyptians in Cairo and Alexandria show that 25 percent of respondents tuned into Alhurra to follow the recent uprising in Egypt. The telephone survey was conducted during the network’s 18 days of live comprehensive coverage of the historic events Read more »

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Media Advisory: Telephone Briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results

The BBG and Middle East Broadcasting Networks invite you to a telephone briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results. What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. international broadcasting, will release new survey results on Egyptian use Read more »

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Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve: U.S. Global Engagement in the New Media Era

The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are sending shockwaves across the Middle East and demonstrating the power of social media to connect citizens striving for democratic reform.  During a packed briefing at the U.S. Capitol this morning, new media experts and journalists from U.S. Read more »

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Sec. Clinton Discusses Egypt and U.S. Policy in the Region During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the next steps for Egypt, U.S. policy in the Middle East, reaction to demonstrations in other Arab countries and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. The following is a transcript of her interview: QUESTION:  Madam Read more »

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FY 2012 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2012, sent to the Congress today, includes $767 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 2.5 percent from the FY 2011 full year Continuing Resolution level.  The proposed funding reflects the importance of ongoing Read more »

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Radio Marti Expands its News Magazine “Las Noticias Como Son”

Radio Martí’s news magazine “Las Noticias Como Son” moved to an extended format with a fast-paced round up of news and analysis from around the world.  In its 13th year, “Las Noticias Como Son” expanded to an hour with news of breaking events in Cuba Read more »

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Alhurra First to Report Mubarak Stepping Down

Alhurra Television was the first to report that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down and transfer power to the Egyptian army. Yesterday at 9:34 a.m. (EST), Alhurra Television’s Cairo Bureau Chief Tarek El Shamy went on the air live and reported that official sources Read more »

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