Tag Archives: Broadcasting Board of Governors

Tolerance Through Entertainment: Alhurra Highllights USAID Gaza Project

Two Muppets, Haneen and Karim, made a guest appearance at a local school in Gaza this week, and Alhurra’s Al Youm was there to cover the live show. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the America-Mideast Educational and Training […]

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Arab-American Heritage Month on Alhurra

April was Arab-American Heritage Month, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks celebrated by highlighting the achievements and contributions of Arab-Americans in the fields of politics, art, science and technology. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured influential Arab-Americans in the movie and fashion industries. The show interviewed Syrian-American Hollywood […]

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Updated: BBG Board Meeting April 24, 2013

BBG meeting logo with updated flag

On April 24, members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors initiated an open meeting as a continuation of their April 10-11 meeting. When it was determined that a quorum was lacking, the Board voted to adjourn until May 15 and then discussed several matters. A […]

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Sen. McCain Speaks to Alhurra About Syria

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wanted to convey to the Syrian people his views about the use of chemical weapons this week, he reached out to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar to request to be interviewed. Speaking Thursday from the rotunda of the Russell […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Springfield, Va. — Alhurra-Iraq Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Iraqi provincial elections held on April 20th – the first elections since the American troop withdrawal. Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa’s reporters blanketed the country to get reaction from voters throughout Iraq and […]

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BBG Welcomes Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Robert Zaal, director of Radio Nederlands Worldwide (RNW), briefed BBG management on the Dutch broadcaster’s recent restructuring and discussed possible avenues for collaboration with the BBG and its broadcasters.  Zaal described RNW’s new focus on younger audiences, online platforms and thematic content centered on human […]

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the […]

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Martí Radio, TV and Web Transmissions for Cuba Continue After Newsroom Fire

A fire fighter looks at the smoke and fire damage to OCB headquarters in Miami.

Miami, FL, April 22, 2013 – U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba continued Monday after a trashcan fire forced the temporary evacuation of the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami Sunday afternoon. The building housing Radio and Television Martí and the Martinoticias.com website, […]

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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate […]

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with […]

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