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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Russia among target audiences for State of the Union address global broadcast
January 30, 2018
Audiences around the world will get a front row seat to President Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress tonight.
The television, radio and interactive digital coverage, which will also include the Democratic response, will broadcast via simultaneous translation as well as coverage to millions of people in 58 languages into more than 100 countries, including Cuba, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, Iran and China.
“Our networks offer a unique way for our audiences in media-restricted countries to observe democracy in action,” said John Lansing BBG CEO.
Follow-up network programs include news and expert analysis of the speech’s policy implications for individual regions and countries.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. government-supported, civilian international media, whose mission is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. BBG networks include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti). BBG programming has a measured audience of 278 million in more than 100 countries and in 58 languages.
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