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Remarks by D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors, marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thank you Steve. It’s a delight for me to be here on behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. My father raised me to be a rag salesman, although it didn’t quite Read more »

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Panel Discusses Emerging Media Model for International News Coverage

Listen to MP3 audio Watch WinMedia Broadband Watch WinMedia Dial-up Watch Real Media Broadband Watch Real Media Dial-up Washington, DC, December 10, 2008 — As mainstream media retrenches from international news coverage, a new breed of citizen journalist is stepping in to fill parts of Read more »

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Letter to the Public Diplomacy Council from the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Spokesperson

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) takes sharp exception to many points in “Reforming U.S. International Broadcasting for a New Era,” a statement issued by the Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) on November 17. It is false to claim that the BBG has acted in any Read more »

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BBG Delivers Election Coverage to Worldwide Audience

In response to unprecedented global interest in this year

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on Media Restrictions in Azerbaijan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) strongly objects to the proposal made by the government of Azerbaijan to discontinue local radio broadcasts of international media, including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Voice of America (VOA).

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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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