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Reach of Radio Sawa Expands in Libya

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has just launched a transmitter in Misrata, providing Radio Sawa’s latest news and information to citizens in the northwestern Libyan city.  The Misrata FM channel marks the third transmitter launched in Libya since the fall of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. Read more »

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BBG Journalists Worldwide Honored in 2012 for Skill, Talent and Courage

RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova

Washington, DC – Journalists all around the world who work under the direction of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were recognized for their skill, talent and courage with dozens of awards from groups involved with media and the public interest in 2012. BBG journalists received Read more »

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Alhurra Correspondent Missing for Four Months

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December 20th marks four months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. He was reporting on the fighting there when he came under attack and was reportedly shot. “We continue to call on Syrian authorities and others for any information on Bashar, Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Present Both Sides of the Constitutional Crisis in Egypt

A demonstrator makes here position on the constitution known in Cairo. (AP Images)

Springfield, Va.  — As Egypt faces a pivotal step on its road to democracy, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage of the constitutional referendum vote scheduled for Dec. 15th and 22nd. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents are stationed across the country Read more »

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The BBG Calls for the Release of Bashar Fahmi

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors renewed its call for the release of Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi, last seen in Syria 100 days ago. Fahmi disappeared in Aleppo along with cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who was released after 90 days in captivity. Fahmi and Read more »

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The BBG Welcomes the Release of Cüneyt Ünal, Awaits Word on Bashar Fahmi

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Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that the Syrian government released cameraman Cüneyt Ünal today. He and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi were captured while reporting from Aleppo, Syria 90 days ago. Ünal joined a delegation of Turkish parliamentarians and media Read more »

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BBG Measures Audience Growth in Key Markets

Iraqi men watch BBG's Alhurra TV

Washington, D.C. – U.S. government-funded, civilian international broadcasters reached an estimated 175 million people per week on a variety of media platforms in 2012, including large audiences in countries that are key priorities for U.S. foreign policy, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The figure, Read more »

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OMG! Meiyu Host Jessica Beinecke Wins AIB Founders’ Award

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Washington — Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, is the 2012 winner of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders’ Award. In addition, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) services Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the U.S. Presidential Election to Millions Across the Middle East

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Springfield, Va.–On Tuesday, Nov. 6th Alhurra Television will kick off its election coverage at 6 a.m. (all times EST) and continue until a winner is declared. The television network will have correspondents stationed at polling locations across the country including Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan Read more »

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Photo of Cameraman Surfaces: BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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With the surfacing of a recent photo of cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who disappeared in Syria two months ago while working for Alhurra TV, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today renewed its call for the immediate release of Ünal and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi. The Read more »

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