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BBG Measures Audience Growth in Key Markets

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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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Alhurra Teams Up With MacNeil/Lehrer for Documentary Series on U.S. Elections

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Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are joining efforts to co-produce a new documentary series for Arab audiences on the 2012 U.S. elections.   The Making of Democracy will provide viewers from Morocco to Oman with a behind the scenes look at the Read more »

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New Demonstrations Seek the Release of Alhurra Journalists Missing in Syria (Video)

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In this Alhurra Television footage,  the wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal during a recent demonstration at the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul. Arzu Kadumi and Nuran Ünal have been leading weekly demonstrations seeking the release of the two journalists who Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine on Riots in the Muslim World

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Alhurra’s Inside Washington host, Robert Satloff spoke with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about the riots in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film, the purpose of public diplomacy, and the importance of religious tolerance. On the violent Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Ben Cardin on Egypt and Syria

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Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding U.S. aid to Egypt and the situation in Syria. During the interview Sen. Cardin said, “We understand the importance of our relationships in the Middle East, we are very much engaged. We are Read more »

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BBG Renews Calls for Release of Missing Journalists, Seeks Third-Party Access

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has again called for the immediate release of two Alhurra journalists who went missing in Syria one month ago today. Additionally, the BBG is seeking third-party access to detained cameraman Cüneyt Ünal to determine his well-being, and has asked Read more »

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