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Broadcasting Board Emphasizes Prevalence of Threats to Journalists in Pakistan, Syria and Azerbaijan

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Springfield, Va. — Highlighting threats to media freedom worldwide at its meeting on March 8, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) paid tribute to a pair of fallen journalists and another under intense pressure in Azerbaijan. At the top of the session held at the Read more »

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Video: Obama, Clinton, Nobel Winners Salute VOA on 70th Anniversary

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Washington, D.C. — President Obama sent a birthday message to the Voice of America on Wednesday, calling the 70-year-old international broadcasting agency a “voice of freedom” that reminds people living in repressive societies that “they are not alone.” Other videotaped anniversary messages sent by Secretary Read more »

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RFE/RL Correspondent in Azerbaijan Targeted in Blackmail Campaign

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WASHINGTON — Khadija Ismayilova, a freelancer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who has built a reputation in Azerbaijan as a fearless investigative reporter, has been targeted in a blackmail campaign. Ismayilova received an envelope in the mail today containing  photos of a personal nature Read more »

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BBG Governance Committee Meeting, March 7 and 9, 2012

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Governance Committee met on Wednesday, March 7, and on Friday, March 9, to discuss the authorities of the presiding governor and other issues.

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VOA Lao Turns 50

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VOA’s Lao Service celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 22. BBG Governor Victor Ashe, left, and VOA Director David Ensor, right, presented VOA Lao Service Chief Dara Baccam with a plaque bearing this inscription: “In recognition of your dedication and service to the people of Read more »

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BBG’s 50 Million Audience Increase: How and Where

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The BBG’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan has a goal of increasing its weekly audience size by 50 million. Even in times of austerity, that goal can still be met. Read the BBG’s Strategy Blog to find out how and where.      

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TV Martí Obtains Video of Chaviano Arrest in Cuba

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In a video obtained by TV Martí, Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, a Cuban dissident who is under house arrest, is taken into custody by Cuban authorities. Chaviano violates his house arrest by stepping outside and yelling “down with terrorism, down with the Castros, long live liberty Read more »

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OCB Publishes Images From Zapata Anniversary in Cuba

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Cuban dissidents captured these images of activists marking the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a political prisoner who died Feb. 23, 2010 after a lengthy hunger strike to protest prison beatings. The photographs were provided to Radio and TV Martí. In Cuba, protest erupted marking Read more »

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VOA Launches TV Magazine show “On Assignment”

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Washington, D.C. — “On Assignment,” Voice of America’s new 30-minute weekly TV magazine show, introduces the correspondents and producers who bring you the news. The new program, broadcast every Friday, showcases VOA reporting from around the world, and lets front-line journalists share their experiences from Read more »

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Experts Assemble to Craft New Tools for U.S. International Broadcasting

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Washington, D.C. – Thought leaders from the worlds of technology and government are seeking next-generation answers to a range of challenges, including how U.S. international broadcasting can add renewed luster to its global brands. They gathered Feb. 10 as members of the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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