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The BBG Welcomes the Release of Cüneyt Ünal, Awaits Word on Bashar Fahmi

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Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that the Syrian government released cameraman Cüneyt Ünal today. He and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi were captured while reporting from Aleppo, Syria 90 days ago. Ünal joined a delegation of Turkish parliamentarians and media Read more »

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VOA Reporter Testifies before Lantos Human Rights Commission

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova says security forces in the Northern Caucasus are acting with impunity and committing widespread human rights abuses. Tlisova, who has long experience reporting on rights issues in the region, testified Thursday as a regional expert before Read more »

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VOA’s Zindagi 360: Reaching a New Demographic in Pakistan

Zindagi hosts Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Zindagi 360, a fast-paced lifestyle and entertainment show, is attracting big audiences in Pakistan, where TV viewers are seeing a new side to Voice of America programming. The half-hour show, hosted by Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan, focuses on topics that Read more »

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BBG Measures Audience Growth in Key Markets

Iraqi men watch BBG's Alhurra TV

Washington, D.C. – U.S. government-funded, civilian international broadcasters reached an estimated 175 million people per week on a variety of media platforms in 2012, including large audiences in countries that are key priorities for U.S. foreign policy, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The figure, Read more »

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One Week Later, Rodiles Remains Jailed in Cuba

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Miami — Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, remains in custody a week after he was arrested while seeking information about two other jailed Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was one of 27 dissidents who were arrested by Read more »

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Producer of TV Martí’s Estado de SATS Jailed

Antonio Rodilles

Miami – Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS , has been jailed in Havana after seeking information on the arrest of two Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was arrested when he and the six others went to the Ministry Read more »

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OMG! Meiyu Host Jessica Beinecke Wins AIB Founders’ Award

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Washington — Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, is the 2012 winner of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders’ Award. In addition, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) services Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Read more »

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In Zimbabwe, Satellite Dishes are Widespread and New Media are Growing Rapidly

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG

Word of mouth and radio remain the primary sources of receiving news and information in Zimbabwe, but satellite ownership and the use of mobile devices to access the Internet are growing rapidly, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Read more »

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VOA Election Coverage in High Demand

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Washington — Millions around the world followed the U.S. presidential election Tuesday, courtesy of Voice of America’s radio and television broadcasts, websites and Twitter feeds. “As the election drama unfolded, we had urgent requests from dozens of new stations, in addition to the hundreds of Read more »

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BBG Colleagues Carry out Their Mission in Spite of Hurricane Sandy’s Many Hazards

Workers haul sandbags to shore up vulnerable spots near federal buildings in Washington, DC

Federal government offices and other workplaces in the Washington region shut down during Hurricane Sandy, but the dedicated men and women working in U.S. international broadcasting forged ahead, overcoming obstacles including a lack of public transportation and dicey commutes, some from great distances. The Broadcasting Read more »

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