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SEPTEMBER 16, 2004
PRI Awarded Major Grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
MINNEAPOLIS -- Public Radio International (PRI) announces that it has been awarded a major three-year grant for its Global Development Initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will enable PRI's The World — the award-winning global news program designed to help American listeners understand, debate, and shape the U.S. role in the world — to enhance its coverage of global health and related issues throughout the developing world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
DECEMBER 12, 2007
PRI Receives Grant to Elevate Global Health and Global Development Coverage in Public Media
MINNEAPOLIS -- Public Radio International (PRI) announces that it has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead an unprecedented effort to produce and distribute global health and development content. By creating an array of penetrating journalism for use on-air and online throughout the 24-hour news cycle, PRI will raise awareness and deepen understanding of pressing global health and development issues among the influential thought-leaders who comprise the public media audience. In addition to fostering active listener engagement with these issues, PRI's enhanced coverage will help elevate global health and development reportage to prominence among national media outlets.
MAY 04, 2006
Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2006
Statement by Bill and Melinda Gates Upon Notification of Receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2006"We are honored to receive the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on behalf of the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are especially pleased that this award recognizes that the combined efforts and talents of dedicated people across the globe can lead to solutions to some of humanity's most pressing problems.