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Senate Confirms Kenneth Weinstein to BBG

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The United States Senate today unanimously confirmed Kenneth Weinstein to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media.

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Roundtable Event on Media in Myanmar

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A packed house of NGOs, outside media organizations, and journalists attended an informative and insightful roundtable presentation at Radio Free Asia’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on September 12. “Myanmar at a Media Crossroads: A Roundtable on Journalism’s Challenges and Impact during a Nation’s Historic Transition” featured Read more »

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Global Hotspots: Media Use in Mali and Somalia

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BBG Chairman Shell Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August. During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and Read more »

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Nigeria’s Speaker of the House Visits BBG

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The speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors on September 12 where he was interviewed by the Voice of America Hausa Service and met with VOA Director David Ensor and International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo. Read more »

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André Mendes Named One of HITEC’s Top 100

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André Mendes, Chief Information Officer and Director of Engineering and Technical Services for the BBG, has been named one of the top 100 most influential and distinguished Hispanic professionals in the information technology industry by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). The 2014 HITEC 100 Read more »

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Sen. McCain to Assad: US Won’t Wait Forever

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As part of its coverage of current events unfolding in Syria, Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to discuss the Russian proposal on Syria’s chemical weapons and the U.S. support of the Free Syrian Army.  The Arizona Senator also had Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Mark the 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11th Attacks

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The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with live and comprehensive programming marking the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks and the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Alhurra Television is the only Arabic- language network Read more »

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Intimidation Continues In Iran Despite New Government

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PRAGUE – RFE/RL’s Persian language Service, Radio Farda, has reported several recent instances of intimidation targeting reporters’ relatives in Iran, despite widespread expectations that the new government of President Hassan Rohani would usher in a period of more moderate politics and ease societal tensions. In Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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