The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores today’s decision by the Azeri National TV-Radio Council to ban all international broadcasters, including RFE/RL, VOA, and BBC, from the domestic airwaves effective January 1. “The people of Azerbaijan are the real losers,” said D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a […]
Remarks by D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors, marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Thank you Steve. It’s a delight for me to be here on behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. My father raised me to be a rag salesman, although it didn’t quite […]
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is posting three recent reports about Alhurra Television, the BBG’s Arabic-language television service to the Middle East. Reports by the University of Southern California, Annenberg School; by a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism; and by […]
Listen to MP3 audio Watch WinMedia Broadband Watch WinMedia Dial-up Watch Real Media Broadband Watch Real Media Dial-up Washington, DC, December 10, 2008 — As mainstream media retrenches from international news coverage, a new breed of citizen journalist is stepping in to fill parts of […]
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) takes sharp exception to many points in “Reforming U.S. International Broadcasting for a New Era,” a statement issued by the Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) on November 17. It is false to claim that the BBG has acted in any […]
In response to unprecedented global interest in this year
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) strongly objects to the proposal made by the government of Azerbaijan to discontinue local radio broadcasts of international media, including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Voice of America (VOA).
One year ago today, Alisher Saipov, a 26 year-old Uzbek journalist who was a correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was shot to death by an unidentified gunman near his office in the southern Kyrgyzstan town […]
Opening Remarks of Under Secretary Paula J. Dobriansky at "New Media vs. New Censorship: The Authoritarian Assault on Information" Workshop
Thank you, Steve, for that kind introduction and thanks to the other governors and distinguished guests both here and with us on line for participating. It is a pleasure to be here. I have long held high regard for the critically important roles the Board […]