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BBG Condemns Cuba’s Jamming of Satellite TV Broadcasts To Iran

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2003 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today condemned Cuba’s jamming of U.S. international broadcasts to Iran, calling the action a “deliberate and malicious” effort to block Iranian audiences from gaining access to truthful news and information. The BBG, the Read more »

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BBG Launches New Television Program for Iran

Voice of America (VOA) debuts a new, nightly, Persian-language TV program, News & Views, on July 6, aimed at reaching millions of Iranians who watch satellite television. News & Views, a daily, 30-minute show, will be broadcast from 9:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in Iran. It will Read more »

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Andres Ilves Named Radio Farda Director

Andres Ilves, a veteran broadcast journalist, has been named director of Radio Farda (www.radiofarda.com), a Persian-language service aimed at young listeners in Iran, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov) announced. Ilves, whose appointment is effective immediately, is currently the director of Radio Free Afghanistan, which Read more »

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U.S. International Broadcasters Participate in DRM Tests

U.S. international broadcasters are participating in tests of Digital Radio Mondiale (www.drm.org) broadcasts designed to provide potential listeners with improved shortwave and medium-wave (AM) reception. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov), which oversees all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, said DRM planned to test broadcasts from Read more »

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U.S. International Broadcasters Spotlight Anti-Government Protests in Iran

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2003

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere,Committee on International Relations,U.S. House of Representatives

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee on International Relations U.S. House of Representatives June 11, 2003             Mr. Chairman:  I want to thank you and your Committee for holding this hearing and giving us Read more »

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Testimony of Pedro Roig, Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives

  Testimony of Pedro Roig Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee on International Relations U.S. House of Representatives June 11, 2003     Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Pedro Roig, Director of the Office Read more »

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Radio Sawa Expands Coverage Inside Iraq

Radio Sawa, the Arabic-language music, news and information service, has increased the number of correspondents and the amount of news coverage inside Iraq as it marks the first-year anniversary of broadcasting information tailored specifically for Iraqis. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein

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China’s Control of News and Information May Have Worsened SARS Epidemic, Broadcasters Say

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2003 – China’s control of news and information prevented people from receiving information about SARS and may have worsened the epidemic, U.S. international broadcasters told a federal commission today. “To this day, China’s statistics remain dubious and not credible,” Jay Henderson, Read more »

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Opening Remarks on “Celebrating Our Diversity” Ceremony, May 28th, 2003, by Seth Cropsey, Director, International Broadcasting Bureau

THE ENDS OF DIVERSITY It is a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity to speak on Diversity Day and to share some thoughts about the important role diversity plays in American history and in our daily lives. America has always been a diverse Read more »

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