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Sub-Saharan African Television Heats Up – And Promises to be a Market Like No Other

Malians gather around an outdoor television set to watch the semifinal round of the Africa Cup of Nations, in Bamako, Mali, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

By Paul Marszalek BBG Office of Strategy and Development While arguably nascent, there is considerable excitement and activity in the sub-Saharan TV market. But factors like demographics and business models will make this a market like no other… Just a few of the growing number Read more »

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Alhurra’s Critically Acclaimed Program Finds New Audience on Popular Egyptian Channel

Screen shot from the TV show Rayheen ala Feen?

Springfield, Va.–Alhurra’s ground-breaking program Rayheen ala Feen? (Arabic for “Where Are We Going?”) is being broadcast in primetime on the entertainment/news channel Al Hayat-1 (red channel), one of the most popular channels in Egypt. Rayheen ala Feen? follows the day-to-day lives of five young Egyptians Read more »

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Alhurra Journalist Still Missing After Six Months

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Washington, D.C. -The Broadcasting Board of Governors stepped up calls today for information on the whereabouts Bashar Fahmi. Tomorrow marks six months since the disappearance of the Alhurra TV correspondent. Fahmi was reporting from Aleppo, Syria on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in Read more »

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BBG Completes Media Training in Malawi

Professor Sam Swan helps train staff of MBC

February 19, 2013 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has completed a comprehensive training program with management and staff at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation to help MBC professionalize its nationwide radio and TV operations. The training initiative, which wrapped up on February 15 at MBC’s Read more »

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BBG and VOA offer new options for getting the news to Mali

(AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)

Washington, D.C. – Audiences in war-torn Mali will soon have new sources of reliable and up-to-date news in their own languages thanks to several innovative efforts by the Voice of America and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “The BBG is responding in every possible way Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Libya’s Prime Minister

Screen grab of Eye on Democracy interview with Libyan Prime Minister

Alhurra’s Mohamed Al-Yahyai, host of Eye on Democracy, interviewed Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, who was a Geneva-based human-rights lawyer before the revolution, to discuss major issues facing the new interim government.  During the hour-long interview, Prime Minister Zaidan talked about the achievements of the Read more »

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Sen. Flake Discusses State of the Union Address on Alhurra

Jeff Flake interviewed by MBN

In an interview with Alhurra TV, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that it is tough to watch the Syrians get killed. He also said the US will eventually have a larger role in Syria, “as events unfold and things change there, we may have to Read more »

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Mary Catherine Pleffner Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

Mary Catherin Pleffner

[Please see the update to this announcement with the BBG's February 28, 2013 statement] Washington, D.C. – Mary Catherine Pleffner has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and will start work in early March, the agency announced today. Pleffner Read more »

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BBG Board Meeting, February 22, 2013

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An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the BBG headquarters Washington, D.C.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates from the Governance and the Strategy & Budget Committees, Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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