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U.S. Lawmaker Congratulates BBG on Russian-Language TV Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. lawmaker has congratulated two BBG networks for jointly creating and developing a Russian-language TV program that is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine. In comments on the floor of the […]

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Radio Free Asia’s Trafficking Documentary Describes Vietnamese Mother’s Ordeal, Escape

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WASHINGTON – On International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today released a short documentary, “Vietnam: Cost of Living” — the eighth installment of the online RFA multimedia series “Breaking Free: Stories of escape from traffickers.” This seven-minute video report from Vietnam tells the story […]

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Alhurra App Wins the SND Award of Excellence

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Springfield, Va.— Alhurra Television won the Society for News Design (SND) Award of Excellence for the redesign of its mobile app.   The redesigned app adds new features to accommodate Alhurra’s audience in the Middle East and North Africa. This includes a new custom designed […]

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Countering Violent Extremism Takes Center Stage on MBN

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Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National […]

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BBG, RFE/RL Condemn Journalist Beatings in Ukraine

Two RFERL Ukrainian journalists were beaten while covering the protests. In this side by side, their bruises and injuries are apparent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell and RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose expressed outrage at the bloody attacks by police on dozens of journalists in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, including RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporter Dmytro Barkar and cameraman Ihor Iskhakov. […]

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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Springfield, Va. — Alhurra-Iraq Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Iraqi provincial elections held on April 20th – the first elections since the American troop withdrawal. Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa’s reporters blanketed the country to get reaction from voters throughout Iraq and […]

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McCue, Ashe Named To Head RFE/RL’s Corporate Board

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WASHINGTON DC –  The Board of Directors of RFE/RL, Inc. has approved the appointment of Susan McCue to serve as the Chair of RFE/RL’s corporate board, effective April 10, 2013.  McCue succeeds Dennis Mulhaupt, who resigned from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on April 9. […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of President Obama’s Trip to the Middle East

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As President Obama travels in the Middle East, Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, who is traveling with the President, is providing live updates from Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman. Bourar is also report on the trip for Radio Sawa. Alhurra and Radio Sawa are translating […]

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group […]

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