Tag Archives: Broadcasting Board of Governors

Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra


A group of Syrian journalists who were in the United States as part of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program paid a visit to Alhurra Television, Thursday, August 22, to learn about the network’s operation and news coverage.  During their visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Read more »

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Media Roundup Aug 23

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Huffington Post, Radio World and NPR.   This week marked a year since the disappearance of Bashar Fahmi. Broadcasting & Cable and Radio World cover it.   RFE/RL’s reporting on Read more »

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With Three New Members, Board Affirms Dedication to BBG’s Mission and Strong Support for Journalists

Jeff Shell

WASHINGTON – Three new members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed their commitment to the mission of U.S. international media as they took part in an open meeting of the BBG board for the first time since their appointment by the President earlier Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Returns to Air, Examines Cuba’s Education System


MIAMI – Radio and TV Martís’ popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returns Wednesday, August 21, with a special edition examining Cuba’s educational system, its history, and its future. This is the first edition of the popular broadcast since the Office of Cuba Broadcasting was Read more »

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Angel Carromero Speaks to Radio Martí


Angel Carromero, the driver and key witness of a car crash that killed human rights activists Oswaldo Payá Sardinas and Harold Cepero, spoke extensively to Radio Martí about the incident, his subsequent arrest and sentencing, and his views on suspicious circumstances surrounding the crash.  Carromero Read more »

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VOA Book ‘National Secrets’ Reveals Hidden Chinese History

VOA Book China Secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History buffs and scholars in Hong Kong and Taiwan are snapping up copies of a new VOA book focused on taboo subjects that have long been banned in Communist China. The book, based on a popular Voice of America Mandarin-language television segment Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive Read more »

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One Year Later, Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Remains Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

WASHINGTON DC – U.S.-based international broadcasters today renewed their call for the release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi, who disappeared in Syria on August 20, 2012. “Reporting from Syria under the current conditions is inherently risky, but ongoing incidents such as this really bring Read more »

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Speaks to Alhurra in an Exclusive Interview

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview

Following his meeting with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview to discuss the cooperation between the United States and Iraq in fighting terrorism, Iraq’s stance towards the Syrian conflict, the Iranian influence on Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles: Outsiders, Outlanders and Just Proudly “Out”


RFE/RL offers these original features on three distinct “Out” groups: Correspondent Richard Solash reports that gay athletes and their supporters are preparing to take a stand against Russian laws marginalizing homosexuals during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. What will they do? And what will be Read more »

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