Tag Archives: Broadcasting Board of Governors

Martí Convention Coverage With a Cuban Flavor

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) this week began its coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions, broadcasting live for all its platforms. Preparations started months ago and producers and technicians were in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention Aug. 27-30. Coverage from the Read more »

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OMG! Host Jessica Beinecke Meets Panda

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, posing with a panda in Chana.

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, spent a little quality time with a very special fan this month, Jun Jun the giant panda. Jessica just returned from nearly two weeks in China, where she shot several new episodes for Read more »

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Mideast Voices is Finalist for Online Award

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The Online News Association has named VOA’s Middle East Voices as a finalist in the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Middle East Voices was designed as a collaborative online platform, combining investigative journalism, crowdsourcing and social media technology to report Read more »

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Prospect of U.S. Military Action “High” If Iran Doesn’t Alter Nuclear Program, Lieberman Tells RFE/RL

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Washington, D.C. —  Citing the failure to date of diplomatic initiatives and economic sanctions to reverse Iran’s nuclear weapons program, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) told RFE/RL that the prospect of a U.S. military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is “high.” Lieberman gave his remarks yesterday Read more »

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Many Iranian Officials Acknowledge Satellite Jamming; No One Seems To Know Who’s Behind It

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In her Persian Letters blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Golnaz Esfandiari writes that while acknowledging the existence of satellite jamming, Iranian officials seem quick to play the “not me” card… Significant satellite television usage continues in Iran. Reuters photo. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Read more »

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Video Depicts Missing Cameraman; BBG Calls for the Immediate Release of Journalists Reportedly Held in Syria

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today called for the immediate release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who went missing on August 20 while working in Syria. A Syrian government television channel has broadcast a brief statement in which Read more »

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BBG Bringing Political Conventions to the World

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The road to the White House gets a little steeper over the next several weeks as the political parties gather for their quadrennial conventions, and journalists from U.S. international broadcasting stations will be there to cover the proceedings for audiences in dozens of languages and Read more »

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VOA Urdu Pays Tribute to Legendary Bollywood Singer

VOA broadcaster, Subhash Vohra (L) interviews the legendary Mohammad Rafi (R) before his 1977 performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

  It’s been more than 30 years since the unexpected death of Bollywood singer and music legend Mohammad Rafi. Now, a remarkable VOA tribute to the late singer has touched the hearts of people in both India and Pakistan. Longtime VOA broadcaster Subhash Vohra was Read more »

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VOA Starts Mobile Newscasts to Mali

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America is now offering special daily news broadcasts for mobile phone users in Mali, where Islamic militants in the north have clamped down on independent sources of information. “Mobile phones are the single best platform to share news and information in Read more »

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BBG Calls on Syrian Government to Ensure Safety of Missing Alhurra Journalists

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Washington, D.C.  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has called upon the Syrian government to ensure the safety of two of its journalists who were reportedly seized by Syrian forces on Monday, August 20. Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, were reporting Read more »

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