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Jailed Brothers of RFA Reporter Await Verdicts

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Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur continues to wait to hear the fate of his two brothers, Shawket and Rexim Hoshur, both of whom have been arrested on charges of “endangering state security” and “leaking state secrets” in China. The charges are widely Read more »

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RFE/RLive: The Case, The Verdict, and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

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On September 1, an Azerbaijani court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison, on charges widely believed to be retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting on corruption involving the country’s ruling family. This edition of RFE/RLive will examine the Read more »

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Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Talk Race and Gender Relations on Radio Martí

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Today Radio Martí’s Con Voz Propia (In One’s Own Voice), a show that frequently covers issues of race and gender in Cuba, featured entrepreneurial twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez, whose Miami-based boutique cigar line is breaking gender and race barriers. The Rodriguez sisters told Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri spoke to Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri called on Iraqis to be patient and to give the government and political forces enough time to implement a series of reforms. He affirmed that the Iraqi decision makers are serious Read more »

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TV and Radio Martí Provide Accurate, Comprehensive Coverage of U.S.-Cuba Changes

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Amidst the dynamic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, Television and Radio Martí are providing Cubans with accurate and reliable information on the political changes and how they may affect daily life. Radio and TV Martí provided Cubans with live, balanced coverage of the July Read more »

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BBG Recognizes LGBT Pride Month

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BBG leadership and staff celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with a special program featuring speeches honoring those who are working towards equality in the work place. The July 23 event, held in the Cohen Building Auditorium, welcomed keynote speaker Jim Graham. Graham Read more »

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André Mendes Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event

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Interim CEO and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors André Mendes was a panelist at the 4th annual, “Diplomacy and Warfare in the 21st Century” discussion on July 17, hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Foreign Policy Initiative.   Mendes spoke about non-conventional tools Read more »

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Martí Contributor Arrested Covering Fatal Building Collapse

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While capturing video of a deadly building collapse in Havana, independent reporter and Martí contributor Ignacio Gonzalez was arrested and detained on Wednesday, July 15. Heavy rainfall had contributed to the collapse that killed at least four people, including a three year old child, in a Read more »

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Governor Armstrong Travels to SE Asia to Visit USIM Operations

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Before joining the rest of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its meeting in Prague, BBG member Matt Armstrong traveled to South East Asia to gain first-hand knowledge of the local media environment and of U.S. international media operations in the region. Armstrong’s tour included Read more »

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Senators Corker and Menendez Provide Reaction to Iran Deal on Alhurra TV

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Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to Alhurra Television about the Iranian nuclear deal that was announced on July 14, 2015. Sen. Corker stated that he was still reviewing the agreement, but was starting Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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