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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark 10 Years Since the Iraq War

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Alhurra, Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage to mark the 10 years since the start of the Iraq war in 2003. Sectarian conflict, media and the arts, status of women, changes in the educational system, the impact on the Kurdistan region and religious Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles Five Iconic Individuals of the Iraq War


To mark the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Radio Free Iraq and correspondent Ron Synovitz have profiled five iconic individuals, their lives in transition since the war, and how they came to represent various issues. Build-Up To War: Ahmed Chalabi Read more »

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Prime Minister discusses Libyan Affairs on Alhurra

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appeared on Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview yesterday with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stated that he hopes Libya regains its status within the international community in two years. He expressed his reservations about the proposed “political isolation law,” warning that it might exclude Read more »

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On World Cyber-Censorship Day, RFE/RL Cites Success Amid Challenges


Yesterday, March 12 was World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Media-watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the day by releasing its newest “Enemies of the Internet” report, which includes the top five “spy” states that conduct systematic online surveillance resulting in serious human rights violations. Those countries Read more »

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BBG Celebrates International Women’s Day

VOA's Urdu Service gathered for a special International Women's Day video greeting

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the BBG and its broadcasters marked the day with a mixture of special in-depth reports, videos and multimedia pieces on women’s issues. For example, VOA reported on the progress of women’s health in Africa and the Read more »

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Alhurra Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Alhurra’s newscasts and current affairs programing included reports from Yemen, Israel and Gaza, examining the rights and roles of women following the Arab Spring. Eye on Democracy hosted an interview with Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Read more »

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Federal Offices Closed Today

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Federal offices in the Washington, DC, area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.

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RFE/RL Reports: 60 Years After Stalin


The reign of Josef Stalin was a time of terror, mass executions, brutal collectivization, and war. Sixty years after Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953, historians around the world are still working to uncover the real story of the man who brought the Soviet Union Read more »

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

BBG Governor Susan McCue speaks with human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group Read more »

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RFE/RL Examines Russia’s Adoption Debate

Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson says of Max Shatto: "This kid's a Texas kid. He lived in Texas. He lived in my county. And my interest here is the death of that child and to find out what happened."

The death last month of 3-year old adoptee Max Shatto, or Maksim Kuzmin as he is known in Russia, has again put international adoptions at the forefront of U.S.-Russian relations. RFE/RL’s original coverage on this issue — from the adoption ban Russia enacted at the Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

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