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Media Roundup Aug 16

BBG in the media

In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post and AllAfrica. A piece about the evolution of Cuba’s Internet in Time Magazine noted that the Cuban government continues to censor Radio Read more »

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Alhurra Covers Egyptian Security Forces Removal of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators

Alhurra Reporter Egypt

Alhurra TV correspondents reported live from the streets of Cairo and Alexandria on the events that left more than 600 dead and thousands injured in Egypt this week. This comprehensive coverage of the actions of security forces against pro-Morsi demonstrators included interviews with experts and Read more »

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New BBG Governors Sworn In

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Washington, DC  – Jeffrey Shell took the helm as Chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today after being sworn in at BBG headquarters.  Shell is joined by fellow Board members Matthew Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who were also appointed by President Obama on Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

side by side photos of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad and current president Rohani

Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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Threats Escalate Against RFE/RL’s Azeri Reporter Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova

WASHINGTON, DC – RFE/RL calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 online release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, Read more »

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Senate Confirms Three New Members for the BBG Board

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The United States Senate has confirmed three new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate this evening unanimously approved Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker for membership on the Read more »

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MBN Providing Needed Comprehensive Coverage in Egypt

Alhurra reporter broadcasting from streets with demonstrations

MBN is providing balanced and comprehensive coverage of the sweeping political changes taking place in Egypt. In addition to regularly scheduled newscasts, Alhurra and Radio Sawa are broadcasting breaking news updates, providing extended current affairs programs and engaging its audience with thorough analysis and thought-provoking Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Israeli President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres speaks with Alhurra TV

In a wide ranging interview with Alhurra correspondent Yehia Kassem, Israeli President Shimon Peres talked about the peace process and regional issues. He discussed support for the peace process in Israel’s legislative body stating, “in the Knesset there is a majority that supports peace, and it Read more »

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VOA Covers Elections in Mali

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As voters in Mali cast their ballots on Sunday, July 28, Voice of America will carry two special election day broadcasts, with reports from polling stations around the country and analysis from studio guests. The 30-minute Bambara language radio show Mali Kura Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Talks To Alhurra TV About Syria

Senator Menendez speaks with Alhurra TV

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He addressed his proposal to provide arms to Syrian rebels stating that his goal is “helping the moderate, vetted rebels to have the wherewithal to fight for their freedom.” Read more »

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