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March BBG Highlights Showcases Monthly Achievements

The latest edition of BBG Highlights is available to download. Stories inlude: -Alhurra launches major new television show, Al Youm, originating simultaneously from five countries on three continents. -BBG broadcasters marked the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on Feb. 12. -President Obama’s direct Nowruz Read more »

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Radio Marti Highlights the Plight of Political Prisoners in Cuba

Miami, Florida, March 23, 2009 – Radio Marti’s special coverage of the sixth anniversary of “The Black Spring” included extensive interviews with political prisoners, their families and activists around the world about the plight of 75 dissidents arrested in Cuba in 2003. “I will not Read more »

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U.S. Official Discusses U.S. Ties with Syria During an Interview with Alhurra Television

Following his recent trip to Syria, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman discussed the U.S.

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Today is Like No Other as Al Youm Launches on Alhurra

Today is Like No Other as Al Youm Launches on Alhurra (Springfield, Va.)

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Members of Congress Discuss President Obama’s Speech and the Republican Response on Alhurra TV

(Springfield, Va.)

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Members of Congress Discuss President Obama’s Speech and the Republican Response on Alhurra TV

(Springfield, Va.)

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Voice of America on the Murder of Said Tahlil Ahmed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless murder of Said Tahlil Ahmed, Director of HornAfrik, a Somali media network. Mr. Ahmed was gunned down today in Mogadishu’s Bakara market. “Targeting journalists such as Said Tahlil Ahmed has Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Engage Global Audiences in Inauguration Coverage

Audiences around the world will have front-row seats to the Presidential Inauguration on January 20 through radio, television and online coverage by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) broadcasters. BBG journalists will report from throughout Washington, D.C. to capture the elaborate preparations, the opening celebration, the Read more »

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BBG Deplores Decision by Azerbaijan Authorities to Take VOA, RFE/RL and BBC Off FM and Television

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores today’s decision by the Azeri National TV-Radio Council to ban all international broadcasters, including RFE/RL, VOA, and BBC, from the domestic airwaves effective January 1. “The people of Azerbaijan are the real losers,” said D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a Read more »

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Statement of Broadcasting Board of Governors on Reports about Arabic TV Broadcasts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is posting three recent reports about Alhurra Television, the BBG’s Arabic-language television service to the Middle East. Reports by the University of Southern California, Annenberg School; by a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism; and by Read more »

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