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RFA And VOA Win Human Rights Press Awards

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has congratulated Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Voice of America (VOA) on receiving all four prizes for Chinese-language broadcasting at the recent Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said,

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Broadcasting Budget Strengthens Targeted Programming

The proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for U.S. international broadcasting calls for an overall increase of 3.8% from the anticipated fiscal year 2007 level that strengthens targeted programming to provide essential access to news and information to critical audiences. The budget proposal is also aimed Read more »

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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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