Category Archives: Press Release

Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors released the following statement today: There are no plans to request broadcasting rights for the U.S. government from the transmitting station at Playa de Pals. The ability of newer and different media and the availability of other transmitting locations have Read more »

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Radio Sawa Increases News Coverage To Iraq, Middle East

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) popular, 24-hour-a-day Arabic language station, has more than doubled its daily news coverage to Iraq. Additionally, the station broadcast five hours of uninterrupted information the first night bombs fell on Baghdad, Read more »

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Radio Sawa’s Website Expands To Provide News, Information and Entertainment Round-the-Clock

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the 24-hour-a-day Arabic-language station broadcasting to the Middle East, has expanded its website (www.radiosawa.com) to provide updated news and information round-the-clock. Newscasts, broadcast twice an hour, are posted on the Radio Sawa website, as well as feature Read more »

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Written Testimony of Kenneth Y. TomlinsonChairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case against Iraq was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism, one that everyone in the world needed to hear. Had Secretary Powell Read more »

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Oral Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman,Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Powell’s presentation to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case that Iraq has failed to halt its banned weapons programs was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism —one that everyone in the Read more »

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Radio Farda Launches First of Three Programs Spotlighting Developments in Iran

Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2003 – Radio Farda, a new Persian-language radio station aimed at Iran’s young listeners, has launched, “This Week in Iran,” a 30-minute roundtable discussion program that will explore political and social topics each week. “This Week in Iran,” which runs every Read more »

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Arabic TV Proposed in FY 2004 Budget Would Reach Millions in Middle East

The Arabic-language satellite television network proposed in the President’s FY 2004 budget is a unique opportunity for U.S. international broadcasting to reach millions of viewers in the Middle East with accurate news and information, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) said today. The President’s budget, Read more »

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Statement by Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), on President Bush’s FY 2004 Budget Request

The budget process forces us to establish priorities — and clearly President Bush’s FY’ 04 budget to Congress places the war on terrorism as international broadcasting’s top priority. Thirty million dollars in start-up funds for an Arabic-language satellite television network represents an important step toward Read more »

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Fact Sheet: Broadcasting Board of Governors: The President’s FY 2004 Budget Request

The FY 2004 budget request to Congress includes $563.5 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees all nonmilitary U.S. international broadcasting. Programming increases are targeted at the Middle East and Southeast Asia to bolster efforts in the War on Terrorism. • $30 Read more »

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Radio Sawa Launches “The Free Zone” New Program on Democracy; Secretary of State Powell Calls for More Openness in the Middle East

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, speaking on “The Free Zone,” a new Radio Sawa program launched today, urged leaders in the Middle East to support democratic principles such as free elections and free media. “Men and women have certain universal rights…,” Powell said in Read more »

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