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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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Research Shows Radio Sawa Surges in Middle East; Broadcasting Board of Governors Discuss Projects with Television Executives

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its first survey showing Radio Sawa (www.radiosawa.com), the Arabic-language station created by U.S. international broadcasting six months ago, is the number one station among young people in Amman, Jordan. The survey, conducted by Edison Media Research of Read more »

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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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