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2012 Medal Awards Ceremony

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Watch live as the BBG presents its 2012 Medal Awards in recognition of exemplary contributions to the agency’s mission. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 12 Noon Windows Media Broadband Live Windows Media Broadband On Demand The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising Read more »

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BBG Renews Its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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It has been 50 days since the capture of Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal in Syria; the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) emphatically renews its call for their release. On Aug. 20th Fahmi and Ünal were in reporting from Aleppo, Syria Read more »

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Statement: VOA Condemns Harassment of Reporter in Ethiopia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is condemning the harassment of a VOA reporter who was forced to erase recordings she made during a protest rally Friday at the main mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Local VOA reporter Marthe van der Wolf was briefly Read more »

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Iranian Jamming Disrupts U.S. International Broadcasting Across Several Continents

Jamming began as Iranians, like those in this AP Image in central Tehran, protested falling currency exchange rates.

Washington, D.C. — Iranian jamming of U.S. government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors has found. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of Read more »

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VOA Ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian Retires at 91, Leaves Lasting Legacy

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Leo Sarkisian, the creator of Music Time in Africa , VOA’s oldest English language music program, signed out of work for the last time Friday, ending a career that spanned more than half a century and took him to every country on the African continent. Read more »

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Board Condemns Jamming of Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C. —   U.S. international broadcasting signals to Iran are once again being jammed, possibly in connection with street demonstrations and arrests there, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned the resumption of interference in its programming for Iranians. “The jamming of news delivered Read more »

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BBG Board Meeting, October 11, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) held a full board meeting from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, at BBG Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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BBG Hispanic Heritage Month Program, Oct. 3

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Office of Civil Rights is presenting a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 3. WATCH THE VIDEO

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New Demonstrations Seek the Release of Alhurra Journalists Missing in Syria (Video)

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In this Alhurra Television footage,  the wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal during a recent demonstration at the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul. Arzu Kadumi and Nuran Ünal have been leading weekly demonstrations seeking the release of the two journalists who Read more »

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VOA Chinese TV Goes on New Satellite

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Good news for Voice of America fans in China.  VOA TV programs in Chinese, Tibetan and English can now be watched on two direct-to-home satellites. The VOA programs were added this month to the lineup on Telstar 18, also known as ApStar5, which broadcasts on Read more »

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