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BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rededicated its Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station on May 2 during a ceremony in Grimesland, N.C., that honored Murrow, the renowned broadcaster and director of the USIA (1961-1964), and recognized World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included Congressman Walter Jones; Read more »

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Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí Read more »

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Rededication Ceremony of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station: Speaker Bios

Rededication Ceremony of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station May 2, 2012 Speaker Bios Casey Murrow Casey Murrow is Executive Director of Synergy Learning, a non-profit organization based in Brattleboro, Vermont, that supports math and science teachers through publications and professional education. He has designed Read more »

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BBG Seeks Comment on Draft Consolidation Plan for RFE/RL, RFA, MBN

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors is seeking comments on its newly-released plan to consolidate several support functions of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and to create a single, non-profit grantee in an effort to redirect managerial savings Read more »

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2011 BBG Annual Report

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This report summarizes the activities of Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including: the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí), Radio Free Asia, the Middle Read more »

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Xinjiang reporters detained; Beijing commentator missing

Police in Xinjiang detained reporter Heidi Siu, a reporter for Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese language service, for two days before deporting her to Hong Kong on Sunday, according to Dan Southerland, a RFA senior editor. Siu, a Canadian citizen whose Chinese name is Siu Chun Yee, was Read more »

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RFE/RL Journalists In Belarus Arrested, Website Attacked

Halina Abakunchyk: “I’ve never witnessed anything like this in Minsk in all the demonstrations I’ve covered,” said Halina Abakunchyk, a journalist for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, whose camera was taken by police before she swiped it back. She reported that protesters were being “snatched Read more »

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Aleh Hruzdzilovich, video journalist for RFE’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, was detained by

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Alima Abdirova, who was denied a lawyer at her trial over the weekend, was sued over findings publis

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Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups.

RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

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