Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Works to Overcome Iran’s Jamming of Persian Satellite News Broadcasts

Washington, DC, June 17, 2005 -The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced it is using a third satellite to help overcome jamming of Persian-language news broadcasts during Iran’s election period. The broadcasts affected include Voice of America’s (VOA) direct-to-home Persian-language satellite television news programs, Radio Read more »

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Karzai Statements Affirm Importance of Broadcasting to Afghanistan

In a White House press conference this morning, Afghan President Hamid Karzai underscored his countrymen’s reliance on the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Liberty, and other international broadcasters. In response to a reporter’s question about the recent Newsweek report on the alleged Koran desecration Read more »

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BBG Announces Significant Increase in Satellite TV News to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a significant increase in satellite television news broadcast into Iran. The Voice of America (VOA) program News & Views, which for nearly two years has been a nightly 30-minute direct-to-home satellite TV broadcast, is doubling in length Read more »

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Funding Requests: Increase U.S. Broadcasting to Iran, Extend Alhurra TV To Europe

The Voice of America will be able to significantly expand satellite television broadcasting to Iran with funds contained in the Bush Administration

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Statement on the Killing of Correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (12:00 a.m. EST) Alhurra correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his 3-year-old son Mohammed were killed outside of their home in Basra by an unknown number of gunmen. Abdul-Hussein had been a correspondent for Radio Sawa for nearly two years and joined Read more »

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Norman J. Pattiz chapter on Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV

Titled “Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV: Opening Channels of Mass Communication in the Middle East,” the chapter was written by Norman J. Pattiz, Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It appears in the book, Engaging the Arab & Islamic Read more »

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Innovative Health Journalism CD-ROM Unveiled

A Spanish-language Health Journalism CD-ROM, designed as a support and teaching tool for journalists, students and journalism educators, is being unveiled for Latin American journalists. The multi-media CD-ROM, which was funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will allow journalists to access up-to-date Read more »

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Remarks byKenneth Y. TomlinsonChairmanBroadcasting Board of Governorsto Princeton University’s Woodrow WilsonSchool of Public and International Affairs

Dean Slaughter: thank you and your colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for this invitation to deliver a public address as part of your ongoing Public Diplomacy Initiative. I believe it important for those of us involved in public diplomacy Read more »

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U.S. Begins Airborne Broadcasts of TV and Radio Martí to Cuba

For several hours on Saturday, Aug. 21, a Pennsylvania Air National Guard aircraft, operating within U.S. air space, broadcast Radio and Television Martí signals into Cuba. The action follows a recommendation to the President by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba to carry Read more »

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9/11 Commission Report Cites Successes of U.S. International Broadcasting; Calls for Increased Funding

Citing the “promising initiatives” of U.S. international broadcasting in the Arab world, Iran and Afghanistan, the bi-partisan panel investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks called for increased funding for those efforts. “The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has asked for much larger resources,” the National Read more »

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