Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson’s Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations April 1, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today Read more »

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Steven J. Simmons Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Steven J. Simmons, a Greenwich, Conn., cable company executive, has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. international, nonmilitary broadcasting. The Senate on Friday confirmed Governor Simmons, who was nominated by Read more »

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Edward E. Kaufman Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Edward E. Kaufman of Wilmington, Del., has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. international, nonmilitary broadcasting. The Senate confirmed Kaufman, who was nominated by President George W. Bush. Kaufman, who Read more »

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BBG Urges Ukraine to End Its Campaign Against Media

Washington, D.C., March 10, 2004 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) unanimously passed a resolution today urging the Government of Ukraine to “end its campaign of intimidation and pressure on independent media.” The BBG, which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, including Radio Free Read more »

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Ukraine BBG Resolution

RESOLVED: WHEREAS, on March 3, 2004, Ukrainian authorities raided the offices of Radio Kontynent, an FM radio station in Kyiv that broadcasts the Ukrainian-language programs of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the Voice of America (VOA), and other international broadcasters, confiscated the station’s transmission equipment, Read more »

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BBG Seeks to Enhance Broadcasting to Ukraine

U.S. international broadcasting officials are exploring new ways to reach listeners in the Ukraine in the wake of a crackdown on media. “We are committed to seeing that millions of Ukrainians continue to receive trusted news and information that is vital to helping them make Read more »

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Alhurra: New Arabic-language Satellite Television Station, Launched February 14, 2004

Alhurra, a new Arabic-language satellite television network, began broadcasting to millions of viewers in 22 countries across the Middle East on February 14, 2004. Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) is devoted primarily to news and information. In addition to reporting on regional and international Read more »

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Testimony on Feb. 10, 2004

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations Committee on Government Reform February 10, 2004 Mr. Chairman, we greatly appreciate this Subcommittee

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Iranians See Rare TV Footage of Abuses Inside Iran

Iranians saw riot police attack student demonstrators and heard student leaders talk of imprisonment and torture when U.S. international broadcasting’s Persian-language show, News and Views, reported on a PBS exclusive program. News and Views, a daily, live, 30-minute Voice of America (VOA) TV show, showed Read more »

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Veronique Rodman Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Veronique Rodman, a public relations specialist and former television producer, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting. President Bush nominated Rodman to the BBG on October 24, 2003, and gave her Read more »

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