Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Signs Historic Agreement to put Aap ki Dunyaa on FM 101 Across Pakistan

In an historic agreement, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed a contract with Clarity Communications Pakistan that will allow listeners across that country to hear the new Urdu-language Radio Aap ki Dunyaa on the FM 101 Network. The agreement – signed by BBG Chairman Read more »

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New Urdu Radio Service Launched

Radio Aap ki Dunyaa, a new Urdu-language service of the Voice of America (VOA) began transmitting 12 hours a day today, providing millions of Pakistanis and other Urdu-speakers in India and the diaspora with news, information and entertainment. Aap ki Dunyaa – “Your World” in Read more »

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to talk about Read more »

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U.S.-Funded Radio and Television Make Significant Gains in Middle East Despite Anti-American Sentiments

After just six weeks on the air, the new U.S.-funded Arabic language TV channel Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) has established itself as an important source of news and information for adults over the age of 15 in major cities across the Middle East, Read more »

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Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I welcome the opportunity to appear before you today to Read more »

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Testimony of Mouafac HarbNews DirectorMiddle East Television NetworkBefore the Subcommittee on International Operations andTerrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Mouafac Harb News Director Middle East Television Network Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Let me first thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am honored to have been given a role Read more »

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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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