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Announcement Regarding BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson

Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson has asked President Bush not to put his name in nomination for another term. Tomlinson said he serves at the pleasure of the President and plans to remain in office until his successor is confirmed. In a Read more »

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BBG Statement Regarding Closure of Affiliate in Azerbaijan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) expressed its dismay and concern at the sudden and forcible closure of Azerbaijan

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U.S. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING TO GIVE ELECTION RESULTS IN 56 LANGUAGES

As voters go to the polls on November 7, U.S. international broadcasters are gearing up to provide detailed election coverage and analysis in 56 languages around the world. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said the U.S. midterm elections give the world Read more »

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VOA DIRECTOR APPOINTED

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Danforth W. Austin as the Director of the Voice of America (VOA). He will have the overall responsibility for the planning, organization, direction and policy application of all VOA broadcasting activities. Austin Read more »

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BBG Increases Persian Television With Debut of VOA’s Late Edition

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched Late Edition, increasing VOA’s original, seven-days-a-week Persian-language television broadcasts to Iran and elsewhere to three hours followed by repeats, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. Iranian viewers can watch Late Edition at 10:00 p.m. Iran time Read more »

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BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2006, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning Read more »

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BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning the arrest of Ogulsapar Muradova Read more »

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Broadcasting Budget Targets War on Terror

The proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for U.S. international broadcasting calls for an overall increase of 4.3% from fiscal year 2006 targeted to the war on terror and new technology. While proposed increases go primarily to Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Voice of America (VOA), Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Resignation of Norman J. Pattiz

Mr. Pattiz first came to the board five years ago, in October 2000, bringing with him an incredible enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. The timing of his appointment to the board could not have been more fortuitous. Read more »

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, BBG, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on International Relations, November 10, 2005

Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Delahunt, and members of the Subcommittee- Thank you for inviting me here today for this hearing. Can you imagine if on the day after 9/11 someone had told us that within two and a half years the United States would have Read more »

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