Category Archives: Press Release

Radio Free Asia Wins at AIBs for Tiananmen e-Book

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a top award for its e-book on the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 in the category of innovative production technology at this year’s International Media Excellence Awards, held by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB). The award was Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s ‘Gutter Oil’ Video Goes Viral

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WASHINGTON, DC – Radio Free Asia’s shocking video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter oil” has gone viral on social media and websites around the world. The video, part of  RFA’s investigative series on food safety in China, has reached more than 1.3 Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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Increased collaboration is at the heart of a new agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The agreement expands on the two global media organizations’ longstanding partnership and enhances their cooperation in the areas of journalism and media training, program Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: State Department says “Time for a Pause” on Iran Sanctions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator on the Iran nuclear issue, says it may be “time for a pause” before any new sanctions are imposed on Tehran. In an exclusive interview at the State Department Read more »

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TV Martí Receives Three Emmy Nominations

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s TV Martí has received three Emmy nominations for its special programs La Nueva Cuba de Las Damas de Blanco (The New Cuba of the Ladies in White), La Caridad Nos Une (The Virgin Unites Us) and Sueno Olimpico (Olympic Dream). Read more »

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Board Welcomes Weinstein, Streamlines Structure, Announces Leadership Changes

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WASHINGTON, DC – As a new member joined its ranks, the Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced a series of restructuring efforts to improve the way the bipartisan board operates. “The work this agency does is vital, and we must do everything in our power Read more »

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Dick Lobo Announces Retirement, Caps Award-Winning Broadcasting Career

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WASHINGTON, DC – Looking back on decades of distinguished public and private sector service, and capping an award-winning career as a broadcast executive, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard M. Lobo today announced that he will retire on November 30. “The proposed implementation of the plan, Read more »

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RFE/RL Azeri Journalists Win Global Investigative Reporting Award

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service correspondents Khadija Ismayilova and Nushabe Fatullayeva, along with journalists Pavla Holcova and Jaromir Hason, have won a 2013 Global Shining Light Award for their work in exposing “questionable business dealings” involving the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The award was presented Read more »

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Kenneth Weinstein Joins the BBG

IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble swears in Kenneth Weinstein as a member of the BBG.

WASHINGTON- Kenneth Weinstein was sworn in today as the newest member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all US government-supported civilian media. On September 23, the Senate unanimously approved the President’s nomination of Weinstein to the board. “The work Read more »

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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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