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Alhurra Interviews Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey

U.S. Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke with Alhurra television

In an interview that will air today, Alhurra Television spoke with the U.S. Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey about Syria, the Arab Spring, Iran and aid to Egypt. General Dempsey talked at length about Syria, the state of the opposition Read more »

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Alhurra Hosts Foreign Service Officers

Foreign service officers in training visit the Alhurra studios.

Alhurra Television was visited by a group of 13 Foreign Service Officers who will be assigned to embassies and consulates in Jordan, Jerusalem, Egypt, Morocco and Iraq. The diplomats are studying at the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Arabic Language and Cultural Studies and will Read more »

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BBG Board to Meet April 10-11, 2013

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WASHINGTON DC – An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at BBG Headquarters in Washington.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates on programming initiatives and development from VOA, Read more »

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Yoani Sánchez Visits the Martís

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MIAMI – Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez made a live, in-person appearance yesterday at the Martís’ headquarters in Miami as part of her 80-day world tour to raise awareness about human rights issues in Cuba. “I speak with many activists and people around the country for Read more »

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Alhurra Hits One Million ‘Likes’ on Facebook

screenshot of Alhurra's FaceBok page

Springfield, VA - Alhurra Television passed the one million “likes” mark on its Facebook page over the weekend. Fans use the page to engage the broadcaster and each other and discuss the latest news and information. “We are excited that we have hit this milestone on Read more »

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BBG Begins Language Service Review 2013

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The BBG’s annual review of language services is underway with an eye toward setting priorities in line with the current geopolitical landscape and media environment… Mandated by Congress, the annual Language Service Review (LSR) is a process during which the Broadcasting Board of Governors prioritizes Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine on Countering Extremism

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine speaks with Alhurra

Alhurra’s State Department correspondent, Michel Ghandour interviewed Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about public diplomacy and countering violent extremism in the Middle East. On the role of public diplomacy in fighting violent extremism, Under Secretary Sonenshine said that Read more »

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BBG Welcomes German Journalists for Study Tour

VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin meets with visiting German journalists.

Eleven German journalists visited the BBG yesterday as a part of the RIAS Berlin Commission’s spring exchange program. The participants met with IBB Director Richard Lobo and attended a VOA editorial meeting. They then met with VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin and Read more »

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Library of Congress Picks VOA’s Music Time in Africa for Recording Registry

promotional poster for Music Time in Africa, with the host's smiling face

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 1973 recording of Voice of America’s longest running radio show, Music Time in Africa, has been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The show, created by longtime co-host Leo Sarkisian, takes its place in the registry with newly Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s Water Project Utilizes Citizen Journalism, Investigative Resources to Stress Crisis

Two boys wait as their mother carries water from a pond in central Burma where villagers must fetch water for all uses themselves. October 2012. [Photo credit: RFA/Tyler Chapman]

WASHINGTON, DC – As the global community marks World Water Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) focuses coverage and multimedia content on the state of freshwater sources and its availability in RFA broadcast countries. Coordinating efforts among its nine language services and using direct input from Read more »

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