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Board Meeting, March 8, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on March 8, 2012, at MBN Headquarters in Springfield, VA.

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VOA Launches new TV Program for Pakistan, ‘Café DC’


Washington, D.C. — Café DC, a new weekly TV interview show for Pakistan, premiers on Friday with a relaxed and personal look at some of the people making headlines in and around Washington. In the first edition of the new VOA program, U.S. Congressman Chris Read more »

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Broadcasting Board Emphasizes Prevalence of Threats to Journalists in Pakistan, Syria and Azerbaijan

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Springfield, Va. — Highlighting threats to media freedom worldwide at its meeting on March 8, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) paid tribute to a pair of fallen journalists and another under intense pressure in Azerbaijan. At the top of the session held at the Read more »

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Video: Obama, Clinton, Nobel Winners Salute VOA on 70th Anniversary


Washington, D.C. — President Obama sent a birthday message to the Voice of America on Wednesday, calling the 70-year-old international broadcasting agency a “voice of freedom” that reminds people living in repressive societies that “they are not alone.” Other videotaped anniversary messages sent by Secretary Read more »

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RFE/RL Correspondent in Azerbaijan Targeted in Blackmail Campaign


WASHINGTON — Khadija Ismayilova, a freelancer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who has built a reputation in Azerbaijan as a fearless investigative reporter, has been targeted in a blackmail campaign. Ismayilova received an envelope in the mail today containing  photos of a personal nature Read more »

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VOA 70th Anniversary Celebration


On Wednesday, March 7th, the Voice of America is marking 70 years of broadcasting with a special event that includes video tributes from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The video tributes will be made Read more »

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BBG Governance Committee Meeting, March 7 and 9, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Governance Committee met on Wednesday, March 7, and on Friday, March 9, to discuss the authorities of the presiding governor and other issues.

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VOA Lao Turns 50


VOA’s Lao Service celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 22. BBG Governor Victor Ashe, left, and VOA Director David Ensor, right, presented VOA Lao Service Chief Dara Baccam with a plaque bearing this inscription: “In recognition of your dedication and service to the people of Read more »

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BBG’s 50 Million Audience Increase: How and Where


The BBG’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan has a goal of increasing its weekly audience size by 50 million. Even in times of austerity, that goal can still be met. Read the BBG’s Strategy Blog to find out how and where.      

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TV Martí Obtains Video of Chaviano Arrest in Cuba


In a video obtained by TV Martí, Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, a Cuban dissident who is under house arrest, is taken into custody by Cuban authorities. Chaviano violates his house arrest by stepping outside and yelling “down with terrorism, down with the Castros, long live liberty Read more »

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