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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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D. Jeffrey Hirschberg Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg of Bethesda, Md., president of Hirschberg, PC and a consultant to Coudert Brothers (global legal affairs), has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Jeff Hirschberg brings to the Read more »

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Steven J. Simmons Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Washington, D.C., November 19, 2002 — Steven J. Simmons, a cable company executive, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Steve Simmons brings broad experience in the disciplines of business and Read more »

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Blanquita Walsh Cullum Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Blanquita Walsh Cullum, a radio broadcaster whose nationally syndicated program BQ View is carried coast-to-coast by the Radio America Network, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Blanquita Cullum is an Read more »

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Joaquin F. Blaya Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Joaquin F. Blaya of Miami, Fla., chairman and chief executive officer of Radio Unica Communications Corp., has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Joaquin Blaya brings to the board his broad Read more »

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Radio Sawa Launches "Sawa Chat," New Interactive Program for Listeners in the Middle East; Radio Sawa’s News Credibility Grows

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2002 — Radio Sawa (www.radiosawa.com) has launched a new hourly, interactive feature, “Sawa Chat,” which allows listeners across the Middle East to express opinions on a variety of social issues. “It’s part of the ‘You listen to us, we listen to Read more »

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