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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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One Week Later, Rodiles Remains Jailed in Cuba

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Miami — Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, remains in custody a week after he was arrested while seeking information about two other jailed Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was one of 27 dissidents who were arrested by 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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BBG Broadcasters Nominated for Nine AIB Awards

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ broadcasters are finalists for nine 2012 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2012. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, includes entries from 23 countries across five continents, reflecting the best of global TV and radio Read more »

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BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Alhurra Journalists in Syria

Family members and other protesters demand the return of Alhurra journalists captured in Syria.

It has been two months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cuneyt Unal were taken into custody in Syria. The Broadcasting Board of Governors calls for the immediate release of these two men, who were in Syria in a purely journalistic capacity. Since Read more »

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