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One Year After Journalist’s Murder, Still No Answers

One year ago today, Alisher Saipov, a 26 year-old Uzbek journalist who was a correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was shot to death by an unidentified gunman near his office in the southern Kyrgyzstan town Read more »

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Opening Remarks of Under Secretary Paula J. Dobriansky at "New Media vs. New Censorship: The Authoritarian Assault on Information" Workshop

Thank you, Steve, for that kind introduction and thanks to the other governors and distinguished guests both here and with us on line for participating. It is a pleasure to be here. I have long held high regard for the critically important roles the Board Read more »

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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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