The Broadcasting Board of Governors is playing up its efforts aimed at consumers in Iran.
"U.S. international broadcasting's Persian-language services are providing detailed, comprehensive coverage from Tehran and around the world of the on-going anti-government protests in Iran," it stated in a press release.
It quotes one listener to Voice of America's Persian Services as sending an e-mail stating "Please cover this revolution." The board said the Persian Services and Radio Farda have filed numerous stories on student-led protests that began June 11 in Tehran.
"We are aggressively covering events in Iran on radio, television and on our Internet sites," said Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the board that oversees U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting.