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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

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Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

New VOA Hausa Show Focuses on Northern Nigeria

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Washington, D.C. — A new Voice of America Hausa Service radio show hits the airwaves in Nigeria Saturday. “Dialogue,” a half-hour program, will include the latest breaking news from reporters around the region, analysis and round-table discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic, religious, […]

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RFE’s Khadija Ismayilova Honored By International Women’s Media Foundation

(PRAGUE – May 4, 2012) Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and popular talk show host with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has received the 2012 “Courage in Journalism Award” given by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The award, presented annually to three women journalists who have “demonstrated […]

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RFA President Responds to Press Freedom Findings

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Washington D.C. — Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu responded to Freedom House’s 2012 Freedom of the Press survey that classified all six of RFA’s broadcast countries as “Not Free” with North Korea as the worst-rated country on the […]

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Video: BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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RFE/RL’s World Press Freedom Day Video

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On World Press Freedom Day, RFE/RL pays video tribute to journalists working in some of the world’s most dangerous and restrictive environments to report news and document censorship, despite a glaring lack of basic media freedoms. WATCH: RFE/RL marks World Press Freedom Day According to […]

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Made in Cuba: TV Martí’s “Estado de SATS”

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  VIDEO PREVIEW Miami – The Cuba-based independent producer of Estado de SATS and TV Martí have united in an effort to better inform the people of Cuba as they adapt to changes on the island. The brainchild of Antonio Rodilles, the program features content […]

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BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rededicated its Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station on May 2 during a ceremony in Grimesland, N.C., that honored Murrow, the renowned broadcaster and director of the USIA (1961-1964), and recognized World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included Congressman Walter Jones; […]

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Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí […]

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RFE/RL’s Balkan Service Coverage Leads To Macedonia Trafficking Bust

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(WASHINGTON — May 2, 2012) Coverage from RFE/RL’s Balkan Service highlighting the dangerous plight of illegal migrants on the Macedonia-Serbia border has led to the breaking-up of a human trafficking ring. In January, Radio Slobodna Evropa released three reports about migrants from Asia and Africa who crossed […]

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VOA Persian’s Arash Sigarchi wins International Award

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Arash Sigarchi, a journalist for Voice of America’s Persian Service, has won top prize at the 2012 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – known as the BOBs. Sigarchi’s personal blog, Window of Anguish, was selected by a panel of media experts who considered entries in […]

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