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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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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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