Category Archives: Press Release

Broadcasting Board of Governors and Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan Sign U.S. – Afghanistan Radio Agreement

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan signed the U.S. – Afghanistan Radio Agreement today, paving the way for the installation of two medium-wave (AM) transmitters with nationwide reach in Afghanistan. Radio TV Afghanistan, operated by the Afghan government, Read more »

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West Coast News Conference on Radio Sawa

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov), the federal agency that supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting, will hold a news conference to unveil for the first time on the West Coast the story behind its music-driven Middle East Radio Network. The Arabic-language news and music Read more »

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Signing of the U.S.-Afghanistan Radio Agreement

Who: Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and His Excellency Dr. Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture, Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan What: The Signing of the U.S.-Afghanistan Radio Agreement Where: Cohen Building Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. Read more »

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Radio Sawa Broadcasts President Bush’s Speech Into Iraq

Radio Sawa broadcast President Bush’s address to the United Nations directly to the people of Iraq, along with world reaction to the speech. Iraqis tuned to Radio Sawa’s frequency, AM 1548, were able to hear Bush tell the U.N. General Assembly that it must stand Read more »

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Top Arab Opinion-Makers Discuss 9/11 On Radio Sawa

Writers, scholars and intellectuals from across the Middle East condemned terrorism and expressed sadness on the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More than 50 prominent Arabs discussed the 2001 terrorists attacks and their effect on the region Read more »

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David Jackson Named VOA Director

August 29, 2002 — Veteran foreign correspondent and journalist David Jackson has been appointed Director of the Voice of America (VOA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Jackson’s 23-year career with Time magazine included stints as a correspondent in Cairo and Hong Kong as Read more »

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Paving the Way for Ideas

When I was named director of the Voice of America early in the Reagan presidency, I discovered that the most challenging job I would ever have also was in theory deceptively simple. All we had to do was to tell the truth. With one caveat. Read more »

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Norman J. Pattiz Appointed to Broadcasting Board of Governors for Second Term

Norman J. Pattiz, founder and chairman of Westwood One, has been appointed to a second term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military international broadcasting. Pattiz was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate Read more »

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Kenneth Tomlinson Named Chairman of Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Senate has confirmed Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as the third Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military international broadcasting. Tomlinson will succeed Marc B. Nathanson, who has served as a member of the Board since it was established in Read more »

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BBG Expresses Concern With Report Recommendations on U.S. International Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) applauded a new report that calls for strengthening public diplomacy, but disagreed with certain recommendations on U.S. international broadcasting. “We congratulate the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) for undertaking this creative review of U.S. public diplomacy and the challenges Read more »

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