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Lobo Honored for Service to Broadcasting

IBB Director Richard Lobo accepting the Gold Circle Award

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo was honored with the Gold Circle Award by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding service to broadcasting over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Lobo, who was appointed Read more »

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Tajik Government Blocks RFE/RL Website

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Access to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, has been blocked in Tajikistan since last night, only days after authorities blocked Facebook inside the country. Beg Zukhurov, the head of the State Communications Service, confirmed Radio Ozodi’s blockage in an interview with the news portal Asia Read more »

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VOA Vietnamese Website Gets Big Results Despite Small Staff

Multimedia production specialist Chau Tran (left) and Web Editor Stephanie Tu are among the talented staff at VOA's Vietnamese Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite its small size, VOA’s Vietnamese Service packs a big punch. The service’s website reached 2.2 million people in October.  That’s 16 percent of Voice of America’s total online traffic, and an impressive feat for a staff of only 14 people who Read more »

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Briefing on Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International USA and the Broadcasting Board of Governors invite you to a briefing on the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index When: December 5, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. (EST) Who: Huguette Labelle, Chair Transparency International and Alan P. Larson, Chair Transparency International USA Where: Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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Estado de SATS Producer Rodiles is Released From Cuban Jail

On his Facebook page Antonio Rodiles posted this celebratory picture with friends shortly after his release from a Cuban jail.

Miami — After 19 days in a Cuban jail, Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, is a free man. Charges of “resisting authority” were dropped after the prominent opposition leader paid a nominal fine on Nov. Read more »

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The BBG Calls for the Release of Bashar Fahmi

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors renewed its call for the release of Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi, last seen in Syria 100 days ago. Fahmi disappeared in Aleppo along with cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who was released after 90 days in captivity. Fahmi and Read more »

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Border Crossings Marks Anniversary with Music Legends

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It has been a banner year for Border Crossings host Larry London, who had a chance to sit down with the Jacksons recently to talk about their success, their 2012 tour, and the 2009 death of their brother, pop music legend Michael Jackson. Larry says Read more »

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VOA Children’s Poetry Program

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A VOA Pashto language children’s poetry program is getting credit for encouraging young people to go to school in the volatile Pakistan-Afghan border region. The Deewa radio program, Jump Jump Camel, is the first such international Pashto broadcast.  It went on the air earlier this Read more »

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VOA Radio Show Encourages Entrepreneurship in Burundi

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Washington, D.C. – A new VOA radio program about entrepreneurship is attracting a lot of interest in the African nation of Burundi, where people see building a business as a path to success in a country with high unemployment. The weekly Kirundi-language program, Tujahe, provides Read more »

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BBG Content on Google Currents Mobile Platform in 40 Languages

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Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is using Google’s new Currents platform to provide enhanced mobile access to text, audio and video content in more than 40 languages. The BBG’s use of Currents will provide users abroad with a richer mobile experience when Read more »

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