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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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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Resignation of Norman J. Pattiz

Mr. Pattiz first came to the board five years ago, in October 2000, bringing with him an incredible enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. The timing of his appointment to the board could not have been more fortuitous. Read more »

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, BBG, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on International Relations, November 10, 2005

Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Delahunt, and members of the Subcommittee- Thank you for inviting me here today for this hearing. Can you imagine if on the day after 9/11 someone had told us that within two and a half years the United States would have Read more »

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Testimony of Mouafac Harb, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on International Relations, November 10, 2005

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to talk about Alhurra Television. From the beginning, we at Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa have considered ourselves a vital component in the war on terror, as we use professional Read more »

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BBG CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CAMBODIAN RADIO DIRECTOR

BBG CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CAMBODIAN RADIO DIRECTOR The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors today unanimously passed the following resolution regarding the arrest and incarceration of Mam Sonando, director of Beehive Radio in Phnom Penh. RESOLUTION BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS WHEREAS, the arrest and incarceration Read more »

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BBG RAMPS UP ARABIC BROADCASTS IN SUDAN

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has taken steps to dramatically expand the reach of its radio broadcasts to the people of Sudan. The BBG has signed a letter of intent with the Government of Sudan that will allow its popular Arabic-language broadcasts of Read more »

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