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Martis Cover Arrests on Human Rights Day
Radio and TV Marti provided coverage of the Cuban government arresting a number of dissidents and pro-government mobs disrupting a peaceful march in Havana to commemorate International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. Radio Marti covered the story live with a representative of the Ladies in White, who staged the protests. In addition, Radio and TV Marti reported on the expulsion from Havana of European Parliament Socialist Deputy Luis Yanez.
Ukrainian Service Monitors Presidential Campaign
Throughout December, the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service broadcast daily coverage of the Presidential campaign in the run up to the first round of voting on Jan. 17. The service created a special election Web page including profiles of each of the 18 candidates. Programming featured interviews with experts and voters about the campaign. Several candidates visited RFE/RL