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RFA Video China’s Gutter Oil Goes Viral

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This week, Radio Free Asia’s video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter” oil went viral on social media and websites around the world. Topping 850,000 views on YouTube, the investigative piece was the focus of an entry on Washington Post’s WorldView blog, which Read more »

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VOA Director Moderates Panel Discussion on Social Media

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Is social media changing the way journalists do their work and communicate with their audience? That was the subject of a panel discussion, moderated by VOA Director David Ensor, at an event hosted on October 25th by the Goethe Institut, the RIAS Berlin Commission and Read more »

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Sen. John McCain Discusses Iraq With Alhurra Television

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the letter he co-authored to President Obama regarding that state of Iraq during an interview on Alhurra Television. Speaking to Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Sen. McCain stated that that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has not been inclusive within the Iraqi Read more »

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Radio Free Iraq Turns 15

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On October 30, 1998, RFE/RL’s newest broadcast service, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) took to the air. Times have changed drastically for Iraqis since then, but the crucial mission of RFI has not. RFI, known locally as Iraq Hurr, consistently leads local media in live coverage Read more »

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BBG Hosts Training for Journalists in Moldova

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Over 70 journalists, international law experts, government officials, judiciary and law enforcement officials, and civil society representatives came together on October 17 in Chisinau, Moldova, for a conference hosted by the BBG in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The meeting, Read more »

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BBG Networks Nominated for 13 AIB Awards

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are finalists for 13 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2013. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, reflects the best of global TV and radio production and technology. Winners will be Read more »

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Rep. Boustany Tells Alhurra Saudis Should Not Be Upset About U.S.-Iran Relations

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.)

In an interview with Alhurra Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) stated that there has been a diplomatic opening between the U.S. and Iran’s new president and that the Saudi Arabian government shouldn’t be concerned. “I don’t think the Saudis should be upset Read more »

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BBG Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously Read more »

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Cuba’s Cyber Cafes the Topic of the Latest Avanza Cuba

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Radio and Television Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returned on October 2 with a special program focusing on Cuba’s 118 state-run cyber cafes. The live episode, titled Avanza Cuba: Cuba’s Cyber Cafes, examined the cost of running the cafes, their effectiveness in bringing Read more »

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RFE/RL Produces Documentary on Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai speaks with RFE/RL

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. On the anniversary of that attack, Radio Mashaal‘s Abdul Hai Kakar, the journalist who first brought Malala to the world’s attention in 2009 as an 11-year old girl who was being deprived of an Read more »

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