Category Archives: Press Release

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Statement on "Changing Minds, Winning Peace," A Report Released by The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) released the following statement on October 8, 2003 in response to the “Changing Minds, Winning Peace,” report by the commission’s Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World. 1. The report demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of Read more »

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New Survey Numbers Confirm Radio Sawa’s Growth and Popularity in the Middle East

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the U.S. Government-funded Arabic language station, is the leading international broadcaster in all Middle Eastern countries surveyed, according to an ACNielsen survey released today. The station also scores high as a reliable source of news and is Read more »

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Media Advisory – Washington, DC

Media Advisory – Washington, DC U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Holds News Conference To Unveil Survey Results of Radio Sawa in the Middle East; Plans for a Middle East Television Network What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency that oversees all U.S. Read more »

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Media Advisory – Los Angeles

U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Holds News Conference To Unveil Survey Results of Radio Sawa in the Middle East; Plans for a Middle East Television Network   What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency that oversees all U.S. nonmilitary broadcasting, will release Read more »

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“We Will Succeed”; — BBG Chairman Tomlinson Announces Initiative to Improve Radio and TV Martí; Delivery to Cuba

At a press briefing this morning in Miami, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, joined by Office of Cuba Broadcasting Director Pedro Roig and fellow BBG Governor Joaquin Blaya, issued the following statement concerning Radio and Television Martí: “We have been working Read more »

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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Denies Report He Plans To Leave

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in an interview with Radio Sawa, today denied a published report that said he intends to leave the State Department if President Bush is re-elected in 2004.

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Winners of the David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Announced

Two journalists who covered the war in Iraq and a Hong Kong-based broadcaster who reports on labor issues in China are the winners of the 2003 David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. Alisha Ryu of the Voice of America (VOA), Sami Shoresh of Radio Free Read more »

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Resolution on the Jamming of Satellite Broadcasts To Iran

Whereas the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ direct-to-home satellite broadcasts of daily, televised news programs to the Iranian people have been jammed since the approximate time of their inauguration on Sunday July 6th, 2003; Whereas Iranian citizens have told BBG officials that they were being prevented Read more »

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Remarks by David W. Burke: David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards Ceremony

I have already observed, the presentations of excellence seen here today cover the gamut of all that is best in electronic journalism: imagination, ingenuity, persistence, daring in the face of real hardship and danger, all with a dedication to substance, cold truth and, above all, Read more »

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BBG Condemns Cuba’s Jamming of Satellite TV Broadcasts To Iran

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2003 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today condemned Cuba’s jamming of U.S. international broadcasts to Iran, calling the action a “deliberate and malicious” effort to block Iranian audiences from gaining access to truthful news and information. The BBG, the Read more »

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