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Passage of New Law Enhances Our Journalists’ Reach, Improves the Agency’s Use of Resources, Increases Transparency, BBG says

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hailed a new law that updates one of the founding statutes of public diplomacy in the United States, a change that the Board has long supported and had incorporated into its strategic plan. The defense authorization […]

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China Again Tightens Internet; No More Pseudonyms

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After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this […]

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Board Accepts Resignation of RFE/RL President and CEO Steven Korn

Washington, D.C.  – The Board of Directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) today accepted the resignation of RFR/RL’s President and CEO, Steven Korn, to be effective January 25, 2013.  The Board thanked Mr. Korn for his service and noted his work to enhance RFE/RL operations. […]

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Defiant Turkmen Reporter Wins Free Speech Award

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WASHINGTON — Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev, a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen language service, received a 2012 Hellman/Hammett grant for his fearless reporting in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most closed societies. Yazkuliyev was recognized for his reporting, in defiance of an official information blackout, on an explosion in […]

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New Shows Build on VOA Music Legacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grammy winners, pop legends and Hall of Famers headline two exciting new VOA television programs that showcase the best of American music, and carry on a Voice of America tradition that helped popularize jazz around the world. Hamilton Live, a 30-minute weekly […]

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As Deadly Cholera Spreads in Cuba, the Martís Provide Reality-Check on the Extent of the Outbreak

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Miami – Radio and TV Martí are covering an alarming number of cases of cholera in Cuba, an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease that the Havana government is refusing to acknowledge. The Martís are among the only sources the Cuban people can turn to […]

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Alhurra Correspondent Missing for Four Months

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December 20th marks four months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. He was reporting on the fighting there when he came under attack and was reportedly shot. “We continue to call on Syrian authorities and others for any information on Bashar, […]

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Radio Farda, VOA Morning Programs Make The Leap To Television

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Washington D.C.  — Iranians can begin their day with a new, two hour block of live television programming from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Radio Farda and Voice of America (VOA) Persian Television, through a groundbreaking collaboration between the two international broadcasters. Radio Farda’s Breakfast […]

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BBG Product Strategy & Integration Ideas for 2013

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Marlene Wright is Manager of Product Strategy & Integration in BBG’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation. Here, she is interviewed about her plans for 2013.

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BBG Launches Russia Review, Recognizes Journalists and Departing Senior Managers, Adopts New Travel Guidelines

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Washington, D.C. – During its final meeting of 2012, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched an extensive review of its efforts in Russia, recognized BBG journalists and senior managers for extraordinary service and adopted new travel guidelines. After a day-long meeting of its Strategy & […]

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