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More Iranians Getting News From VOA

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Voice of America’s audience in Iran grew sharply in 2012, according to new research data released Tuesday. The Gallup poll, conducted in March, shows VOA’s TV weekly audience grew to 21.4%, up from 6.5% in 2011. With the addition of radio and the Internet, VOA’s Read more »

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BBG Data Show Internet, Satellite Usage in Iran at All-Time Highs

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Washington, D.C. — Two-thirds of Iranian households have access to computers and 39 percent of Iranians surf the Internet weekly, new data gathered for the Broadcasting Board of Governors show. VIEW THE PRESENTATION The BBG unveiled the findings about how Iranians use television, radio, and Read more »

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New BBG/Gallup Research: Iran Media Use 2012

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New VOA Show Lampoons Iranian Politics

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Voice of America’s newest Persian TV program hits the airwaves in Iran Friday with an off-beat look at the Iranian political scene. The new show, OnTen, which means Antenna in English, is more than just a wrap-up of the week’s headlines.  The half-hour mix of Read more »

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Parazit: VOA Satire for Iran Gets TV Award

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Washington, D.C. —  The hit VOA Persian language television program that has delighted Iranians around the world with its irreverent humor, won a Bronze Medal Tuesday night at the New York Festival’s Best Television and Films award show in Las Vegas. Parazit, which has often Read more »

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An Alhurra TV Exclusive with Sec. Panetta on Iran, Syria

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In his first interview with an Arabic television network, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addressed the international community’s response to Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian uprising, the consequences of any military action and the reaction to the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan. The Read more »

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New Pressure on Jammers of International Broadcasts

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called upon the world’s nations to take “necessary actions” to stop intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The change in ITU regulations, which was approved at the just-concluded World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) in Geneva, Switzerland, came after numerous complaints that Read more »

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VOA Director Condemns Iranian Satellite Jamming

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Washington, D.C. — VOA Director David Ensor has condemned Iranian satellite jamming in a new blog posted on the Voice of America Public Relations webpage, www.insidevoa.com. From the VOA Director: Satellites are extraordinary devices, hovering quietly above the earth, beaming everyone’s favorite TV shows into Read more »

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International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming

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Geneva, Switzerland — Five of the largest international broadcasters have called upon delegates now convening in Geneva for an international treaty-making conference to address the problem of intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The practice, known as “satellite uplink jamming,” seeks to disrupt international broadcast coverage. Read more »

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VOA Expands Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C., — Iranians will soon have more television news options. VOA’s Persian Service rolls out a dynamic new TV lineup starting Monday January 16th, with new programs that deliver the day’s vital news, examine crucial social issues in Iran, and bring the audience the Read more »

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