Category Archives: Press Release

Prominent Voices for Change in Iran Speak Out on Radio Farda; New Radio Station Receives Positive Audience Feedback in First Weeks on Air

Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2003 – Radio Farda, its Persian-language audience apparently growing rapidly, has carried more than 30 major interviews with dissidents and supporters of democratic change in Iran during the station’s first weeks on the air. “We promised our listeners in Iran that Read more »

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Radio Farda Flooded with Emails Supporting the New Persian-Language Station

More than 1,000 people, most of them inside Iran, have emailed Radio Farda (www.radiofarda.com) in its first week of broadcasting, expressing thanks and support for the new Persian-language station. “You are famous among Iranians – every body is whispering of Farda,” wrote one listener. “God Read more »

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Radio Farda Emails

These emails were received through the Radio Farda website (www.radiofarda.com). Dear RadioFarda Team, Iranians at home and abroad cannot thank you enough for the service you are providing to the Iranians in this very important and crucial time in the country’s history. You, a team Read more »

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President Bush Voices Support For Free Press, Democracy in Iran on Radio Farda, New Persian-Language Station

Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2002 – President Bush, in an exclusive statement on Radio Farda, today spoke directly to Iranians, telling them they “deserve a free press to express themselves and to help build an open, democratic, and free society.” Bush, in a taped address Read more »

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Radio Farda, New Persian-Language Service To Iran, Launched

Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2002 – Radio Farda, a unique, Persian-language radio service designed to give Iranians additional news, information, public affairs and entertainment went on the air today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced. “Iran is a country where 70 percent of the Read more »

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson’s Letter To The Washington Post Re: Radio Farda

  BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   December 17, 2002 Mr. Fred Hiatt The Washington Post 1150 15th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20071 Dear Mr. Hiatt: The problems in relying upon a single source have been understood since biblical times. When

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Radio Farda: A Program of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Q:The Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl asserted today (December 16, 2002) that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) “has silenced the most effective opposition radio station in Iran (Radio Azadi) at a time of unprecedented ferment. In its place, at three times the expense, the Read more »

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

China’s Jamming of U.S. International Broadcasting The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is the independent federal agency that oversees all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA). Our mission, quite simply, is to “promote and sustain freedom Read more »

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New Persian-Language Radio Service Planned by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Radio Farda – a new Persian-language radio station aimed at the broad mass of people under 30 in Iran – will begin broadcasting in December 2002, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has announced. “We need to reach out to the young people of Iran, Read more »

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Four New Governors Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Four new governors — Joaquin F. Blaya, Blanquita W. Cullum, D. Jeffrey Hirschberg and Steven J. Simmons – are joining the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the nine-member, bipartisan body that oversees all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “These new members bring to the board a Read more »

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