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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating Read more »

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BBG Launches “Behind-the-Scenes” Blog

The word Notebook over a photo of a man using a video camera

Notebook, a new blog, features an insider look at U.S. international broadcasting.  Notebook includes first-person interviews on current and historic events across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ enterprise. “Drawing from historic and contemporary events, we want to showcase first-person accounts of interesting happenings across international Read more »

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RFE/RL Mixes It Up with Live Blogs, Google+ Hangout

(from left to right) RFE/RL's Siranuysh Gevorgyan, Ruzanna Stepanyan and Hrair Tamrazian during a live Google+ Hangout broadcast from Yerevan on December 13, 2013. Not pictured are Richard Giragosian, founding director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), and Artur Papyan, a journalist with RFE/RL's Armenian Service and author of the blog "The Armenian Observer," who also participated in the Google+ Hangout. (Credit: azatutyun.am/ RFE/RL)

The February 18 Armenian presidential elections offered a platform for innovative and collaborative coverage by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. Service Director Hrair Tamrazian landed interviews with all major candidates, including incumbent president Serzh Sarkisian. On February 13, RFE/RL’s inaugural Google+ Hangout launched with an election rundown Read more »

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Sub-Saharan African Television Heats Up – And Promises to be a Market Like No Other

Malians gather around an outdoor television set to watch the semifinal round of the Africa Cup of Nations, in Bamako, Mali, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

By Paul Marszalek BBG Office of Strategy and Development While arguably nascent, there is considerable excitement and activity in the sub-Saharan TV market. But factors like demographics and business models will make this a market like no other… Just a few of the growing number Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Libya’s Prime Minister

Screen grab of Eye on Democracy interview with Libyan Prime Minister

Alhurra’s Mohamed Al-Yahyai, host of Eye on Democracy, interviewed Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, who was a Geneva-based human-rights lawyer before the revolution, to discuss major issues facing the new interim government.  During the hour-long interview, Prime Minister Zaidan talked about the achievements of the Read more »

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Sen. Flake Discusses State of the Union Address on Alhurra

Jeff Flake interviewed by MBN

In an interview with Alhurra TV, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that it is tough to watch the Syrians get killed. He also said the US will eventually have a larger role in Syria, “as events unfold and things change there, we may have to Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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BBG Gets FM Nod in Chad; New Reach in Bolivia, South Sudan, Serbia

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From the BBG Strategy Blog:  The BBG has been awarded a license for a 24/7 FM in Chad, and VOA adds new affiliates on FM in Bolivia, on radio and TV in South Sudan, and on cable in Serbia… BBG Obtains License for FM in Read more »

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Representatives from Qatari Media Tour BBG

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Thani, Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation meets IBB Director Dick Lobo

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed visitors from Qatar as a part of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation, and Yousef AlShrouf, a media advisor from the Read more »

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Radio Marti Covers New Cuban Migration Reform

A woman holds up a Cuban passport in a regional immigration office in Havana (Cuba).

After months of waiting, Cuba’s new migration law took effect last month, and Radio Marti was there to cover the public’s reaction. On January 15, 2013 over three hundred people came to the Interests Section of the United States in Havana to be interviewed as Read more »

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


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