VOA wall-to-wall coverage of Burmese election. RFA wall-to-wall coverage of Burmese election.

Posted: 31 Mar 2012   Print   Send a link
Broadcasting Board of Governors press release, 30 Mar 2012: "As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. 'In a place where approximately one in four adults tune in to broadcasts from RFA and VOA, we know our broadcasts play a vital role providing unbiased coverage of these elections,' said Michael Meehan, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. international broadcasting. ... VOA broadcasts 25 hours of radio and three hours of TV per week into Burma, while RFA provides 21 hours of radio and 2 ½ hours of television. More than half of all adults in Burma own and watch terrestrial TV weekly." -- But VOA and RFA television are transmitted into Burma via satellite.