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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Saudi Municipal Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided thorough coverage of the Saudi municipal elections on Dec. 12, 2015.  These were the Kingdom’s first ever nationwide elections in which women were able to stand for office and vote. There were 978 female candidates and 5,938 male candidates vying for Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the Read more »

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Martís Report on Wave of Cuban Migration across the Americas

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The Martís are providing critical information about an immigration crisis that has been fueled in part by rumors and fear of a change in official immigration policy. Waves of migrants from Cuba are traveling illegally through Ecuador, Colombia and Central America to reach the U.S. Read more »

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Senators Kaine and Menendez Talk to Alhurra About Syrian Refugees

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Senators Tom Kaine (D-VA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the debate regarding Syrian refugees in the United States. In separate interviews both Senators, who are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the strenuous vetting process Read more »

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RFA Provides Extensive Coverage of Burma Elections

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Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar Service closely covered the elections in Myanmar, in which millions overwhelmingly voted to give Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party a landslide victory. Radio Free Asia (RFA) was among the first to interview Suu Kyi following the November 8 polls, and she stressed the Read more »

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MBN Covers the First Round Voting in Egyptian Elections

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the first round of the Parliamentary elections in Egypt on Oct. 18-19th. These were the first such elections since the previous chamber was dissolved in 2012. Alhurra had special live coverage throughout the day and extended newscasts Read more »

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VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Announces New Managing Director, Northeast Asia

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced that distinguished journalist and former diplomat Bay Fang will serve as RFA’s new Managing Director, with responsibility for Northeast Asia. “Bay’s experience as a Beijing-based correspondent who also reported from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, Read more »

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BBG Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

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BBG’s Office of Civil Rights recognized the National Hispanic Heritage month with an event on, September 30 that honored the achievements of Hispanic employees, raised awareness and featured keynote speaker Ismael Martinez. The event began with Voice Of America’s Spanish Service anchor Gonzolo Abarca who Read more »

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Radio Marti’s Morning Show Gets a Revamp

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On September 30, Radio Marti’s morning show Tempranito y de Mañana said goodbye to long-time host Oscar del Rio. Rio’s departure, which comes after 29 years of hosting the news and information program, closes a significant chapter in the history the radio broadcaster. New hosts Read more »

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