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Independent Journalist Detained in Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has learned that Martí Noticias contributor and coordinator of the independent video production group Palenque Vision Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina was detained overnight and held for several hours by Cuban authorities.  According to the police, Mr. Lobaina did not have his Read more »

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Kokang Insurgents Declare Unilateral Cease-fire with Burmese Troops

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Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin and Myanmar services have had extensive coverage of the four months of hostilities between Burma’s ethnic Kokang group and Burmese forces. The ethnic group declared a unilateral cease-fire with forces on Thursday in a bid to bring stability to the region Read more »

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Reps. Poe and McGovern Respond to White House Criticism of Egypt on Alhurra

Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) speaks to Alhurra about the Presidents report on Egypt.

  Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke to Alhurra Television, reacting to the Obama Administration’s report to Congress on Egypt. The report, while harshly criticizing the Egyptian government for its lack of free speech and for undermining democracy, recommended that the U.S. Read more »

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BBG Employees Recognized for Superior Public Service

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Two Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees have been named as finalists for the 5th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards. Director of Development for Voice of America Joan Mower and Director of Mobile Development in the Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were honored Read more »

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MBN Reports on the GCC Summit at Camp David

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Alhurra had extensive coverage of the historic Gulf Cooperation Council summit being held in the U.S. including live coverage (with simultaneous translation) of President Obama’s remarks following the end of the conference on May 14. The network also broadcast the meeting between President Obama and Read more »

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Ramp Up of USIM Programs to Russia and Environs

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Since the fall of the Yanukovych government and ensuing Russian aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, VOA and RFE/RL have added or expanded more than 25 new radio, television and digital programs in Russian, Ukrainian, and other languages engaging audiences in the former Soviet space. Read more »

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BBG Governor Leon Aron Visits Kyiv, Chisinau, and Prague

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BBG Governor Leon Aron recently returned from visits to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty headquarters in Prague as well as bureaus in Ukraine and Moldova. While in Ukraine on April 27 and 28, Aron met with RFE/RL journalists and staff at the network’s Kyiv bureau, met Read more »

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Senator McCain Talks To Alhurra TV About the GCC Conference and Syria

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the upcoming summit between the Gulf Corporation Council and the United States.  He stated that he felt the Obama Administration would cater to the requests of the GCC countries stating it “can Read more »

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MBN Celebrates Arab-American Heritage Month

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MBN commemorated Arab-American Heritage Month with special shows and acquired programming that highlights the rich contributions made by Arab-Americans to the U.S. culture. Alhurra’s Al Youm traveled to Dearborn, Mich., to profile the city and community that is considered the unofficial capital of Arab-Americans.  The Read more »

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Iran Negotiations Broadcast Around-the-Clock by U.S. International Media Networks

The Iranian Students' News Agency coverage of the nuclear negotiations included this photo of VOA Persian Service reporter Niloofar Pourebrahim in Lausanne doing a live interview with Washington studio host Arian Risbaf.

As negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland pulled all-nighters to work out a framework for a nuclear deal between Iran and the United States in the run-up to the March 31 deadline, U.S. international media journalists worked around the clock to keep Iranians appraised of the latest Read more »

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  • Detained in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


    7 months 27 days

    in prison

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