Category Archives: Press Release

Challenges of the Internet<BR>Regulations and new media business models<BR><BR>Remarks of Joaquin Blaya<BR>Asia Media Summit

Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our Read more »

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Challenges of the Internet: Regulations and new Media Business Models: Remarks of Joaquin Blaya, Asia Media Summit

Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our Read more »

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First Lady Laura Bush Urges Burmese Government to Accept U.S. Aid for Cyclone Victims

In an exclusive interview with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), first lady Laura Bush urged Burma’s military leaders to accept U.S. humanitarian aid for cyclone victims. Refuting reports in the Burmese media that U.S. aid would come with strings attached, Mrs. Bush stated, “There Read more »

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Radio and TV Marti Provide Live Coverage of President Bush’s Proclamation and Cuban Reaction

Yesterday the Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s (OCB) Radio and TV Marti provide live coverage of President Bush’s proclamation and Cuban reaction to Day of Solidarity.

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BBG Worldwide Audience Tops 175 Million

U.S. international broadcasting now reaches over 175 million people weekly, up from 155 million in 2007 and a 75 percent increase since 2001. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman James Glassman announced the new global audience estimate on May 15, at a speech delivered at Read more »

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U.S. International Broadcasting on the Frontlines of Freedom: James K. Glassman, Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

In the days before the recent cyclone hit Burma, state-run newspapers continued to run their weather reports on their back pages. The usual photos of junta generals dominated the front pages. The Burmese meteorological service held a press conference 24 hours before the storm hit, Read more »

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VOA and RFA Broadcasts Warn Burmese of Cyclone and Cover Crisis

Broadcasts from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) gave the Burmese people some of the first warnings of Cyclone Nargis and continue to report life-saving information and first hand accounts of the wreckage there. “It’s troubling that many of the Burmese Read more »

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Radio Martí Covers Protest in Havana Live

Washington, D.C., April 21, 2008 – This morning Radio Martí broke the story of a peaceful protest by the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) in front of Revolutionary Square in Central Havana. In live broadcasts of cell phone conversations from the protest site, two Read more »

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Jeffrey Trimble Named Executive Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Jeffrey Trimble has been named Executive Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). As Executive Director, Trimble will advise the Board on developments in international broadcasting and will manage the BBG staff, which provides the Board with technical, professional, and administrative support as well Read more »

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Winners of the 2008 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2008 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity, and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: Read more »

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