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Broadcasting Board of Governors Provides Radio Transmitters, Media Assistance to Afghanistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has unveiled a multi-pronged package to support and assist media in Afghanistan, including FM transmitters that went on the air in Kabul, Afghanistan today. The assistance package also contains AM transmitters, additional programming in Dari and Pashto and training Read more »

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U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor Norman Pattiz to Address Nation’s Talk Radio Hosts About Middle East BroadcastingPattiz To Receive NARTSH Freedom of Speech Award for 2002

Norman J. Pattiz, U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor and Founder/Chairman of Westwood One Radio, will discuss the role of the new Middle East Radio Network during his speech to the nation’s leading broadcasters at the annual New Media Seminar where he will be the recipient of Read more »

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Middle East Radio Network Increases News Coverage; Adds Stations

Two FM radio stations in the United Arab Emirates have joined the Middle East Radio Network’s (MERN) Radio Sawa, broadcasting international and regional news around the clock. In Dubai, the Arabic-language Radio Sawa can be heard on FM 90.5. In Abu Dhabi, it is broadcast Read more »

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New Middle East Radio Network to Go On Air

The Middle East Radio Network (MERN), a unique, U.S. government-sponsored Arabic language broadcasting service, goes on the air across the region Friday, March 22, 2002, in the initial phase of a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service. “Now, listeners across the Middle East will have an opportunity to Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreements for New Broadcast Service to Middle East

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has signed agreements in Bahrain and Qatar for FM radio transmission of the Middle East Radio Network (MERN), paving the way for broad distribution of the new service, Governor Norman J. Pattiz said Monday. Pattiz, who led a BBG Read more »

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VOA Reporter Gets Rare Glimpse of Life in North Korea

Voice of America journalist Sungwon Baik, who just completed a rare reporting assignment to North Korea, says officials there appeared to be conveying a message that they want to improve strained relations with the United States. Baik was granted access to North Korea earlier this Read more »

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VOA Reporter Gets Rare Glimpse of Life in North Korea

Voice of America journalist Sungwon Baik, who just completed a rare reporting assignment to North Korea, says officials there appeared to be conveying a message that they want to improve strained relations with the United States. Baik was granted access to North Korea earlier this Read more »

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