RFE/RL's control of Radio Farda is finally, officially "wrested."

Posted: 09 Jul 2008   Print   Send a link
"The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will consolidate the management of Radio Farda under Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as of July 7, 2008. RFE/RL and the Voice of America (VOA) had jointly operated this Persian-language radio and Internet service since its inception in December 2002. The new structure is designed to streamline operations of Radio Farda, which will continue its broadcasts from Washington, DC and Prague. ... VOA will continue its management of the VOA Persian News Network" on TV, radio, and internet. BBG press release, 7 July 2008. Is this the official announcement catching up with this Wall Street Journal story on 29 December 2007?: "Radio Farda is the priority fix. [New RFE/RL president Jeffrey Gedmin] wrested full control over the station from Voice of America upon taking office, and put in new Iranian management. Next he looked at the programming."