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Azerbaijani Radio License Approved for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America

September 10, 2007

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Statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman James K. Glassman and Voice of America Director Danforth W. Austin

We deeply regret and condemn the senseless murder of Ali Iman Sharmarke, a longtime friend of the Voice of America, and a courageous journalist committed to establishing a free press in his native Somalia. On Saturday, August 11, 2007, Mr. Sharmarke, co-owner and founder of Read more »

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BBG Renews Contract With Private Station in Armenia; RFE/RL Armenian Service Still Off Public Radio

Washington, DC–August 1, 2007, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has renewed a contract to carry the programs of Radio Liberty’s Armenian language service on a private radio network based in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The contract with AR Radio Intercontinental runs from August 15, Read more »

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Armenian Public Radio Refuses to Re-Sign Contract for Popular RFE/RL Programs

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and its oversight agency, the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) expressed dismay at Armenian Public Radio’s rejection of a new contract to continue carrying programs of RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. RFE/RL Armenian programs have been aired on Armenian Public Radio Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Broadcasters Recognized

A story on lead poisoning in the villages of northwest China has earned Radio Free Asia (RFA) a bronze medal at the New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards. Cantonese broadcasters Shiny Wo Tak Li and Nashi Ni won in the

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James K. Glassman Named Chairman of Broadcasting Board of Governors

Today, James K. Glassman was sworn in as the fourth chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military broadcasting. Glassman succeeds Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who has served as chairman since 2002. Glassman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Read more »

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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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