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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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Radio Free Asia Wins Human Rights Press Award

HONG KONG, April 1, 2008-Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese service took top honors at Hong Kong’s 12th Annual Human Rights Press Awards for its reporting on forced abortions that led to riots and an official investigation in the southwestern Chinese province of Guangxi.   Fung Pui Read more »

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VOA and RFA Increase Broadcasts to Tibet

U.S. international radio broadcasts to Tibet will increase by four hours daily beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 a.m. local time in Lhasa. “The violent crackdown by Chinese authorities in Tibet compels us to increase our broadcasts,” said James K. Glassman, Chairman of the Read more »

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Statement from the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors On Iranian Member of Parliament Nouradin Pirmoazen

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores threats by a senior Iranian official against reformist lawmaker Nouradin Pirmoazen, who criticized government actions in the run-up to Iran’s March 14 Parliamentary elections during an exclusive interview with the Voice of America’s Persian News Network. In the Read more »

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