Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Board to Meet June 19 in Prague and DC

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, June 19 at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic and in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:00pm (Prague) and 8:00am (D.C.) The public may attend Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iranian Election Countdown

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As Iranians count down to Friday’s presidential elections, RFE/RL and Radio Farda are rolling out singular coverage drawing on direct reporting in and from Iran, before, during and after the polls close. *** On Friday June 14, Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari will live-blog the latest news Read more »

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BBG Celebrates LGBT Month With Special Event

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BBG leadership and staff celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with a special program featuring speeches and performances honoring those who are working towards equality in the workplace. The June 5 event, sponsored by the Southwest Interagency Committee and held in the Cohen Read more »

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Radio Svoboda Charts NGO Crackdown In Russia

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Drawing upon reporting from its network of correspondents across the Federation, RFE/RL’s Russian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, has extensively covered the NGO crackdown in Russia and has made a wealth of information available to those following the developments. Thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits the VOA New York Bureau

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BBG Board Member Victor Ashe visited the Voice of America New York bureau last week to see the progress made on office and studio renovations as well as offer his support to the staff and journalists there. “We are very proud of our new look,” Read more »

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BBG Leadership in Brussels for Internet Freedom Discussions

Governor Meehan (center) joins discussion on Internet freedoms.

Governor Michael Meehan represented the BBG as he joined high-level communications experts and journalists in Brussels to attend a May 29 panel discussion hosted by Deutsche Welle (DW) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the topic of Internet censorship. “Mission Impossible – the Internet without Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Corruption, Cronyism and Crackdowns

Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev stands trial for possession of drugs in 2010. He was found guilty of the charges, which Amnesty International described as "fabricated," and sentenced to 2 1/2 years imprisonment.

Political corruption is not a new story, but these recent RFE/RL reports expose the heights to which it reaches and the risks for those caught up in the process. Russian opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov says up to $30 billion has Read more »

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Cuban Activists, Ladies in White, Visit the Martís

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Three members of the human rights activist group known as the Ladies in White visited the Martí studios to meet the staff and to appear as guests on Radio and TV Martí programs. Laura María Labrada, Berta Soler and Belkis Cantillo have been regular contributors Read more »

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Investigative Reporting Takes RFE/RL to Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia and Russia

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been busy investigating several stories involving political scheming from Iraq to Russia. The Swedish-based telecommunications giant TeliaSonera has been under investigation for allegedly paying massive bribes to Uzbek presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova. Correspondents Daisy Sindelar and Farruh Yusupov report that Read more »

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BBG Recognizes Employee Contributions to Combined Federal Campaign

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Employees of the Voice of America (VOA) and the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) took the time to recognize the efforts of those individuals across the agency who participated in the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual workplace charitable-giving drive for federal employees, at a Read more »

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