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No Word on Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi: 150 Days After Disappearance

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi remains missing and incommunicado 150 days after disappearing in Aleppo, Syria.  Fahmi was on a reporting trip there on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in the crossfire that led to the murder of one journalist and capture of another.  Read more »

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Missing Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi Honored

Arzu Kadumi, wife of missing Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi, receives the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards on his behalf.

Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi was recognized at the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards. The award ceremony was hosted by the Municipality and Local Government Workers Union (BEM-BIR-SEN) in Turkey. Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, accepted the award on her husband’s behalf. Fahmi has been missing in Syria Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s Year in Review Video


Radio Free Asia takes a look back some of the many stories it covered during 2012, including protest in Tibet, new freedoms in Burma, disappeared Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonimous Region of China, and others.

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China Again Tightens Internet; No More Pseudonyms

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After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this Read more »

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As Deadly Cholera Spreads in Cuba, the Martís Provide Reality-Check on the Extent of the Outbreak

Cholera outbreaks are concentrated in cities in Eastern Cuba like Santiago de Cuba, shown after being struck by Hurricane Sandy. (AP Images)

Miami – Radio and TV Martí are covering an alarming number of cases of cholera in Cuba, an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease that the Havana government is refusing to acknowledge. The Martís are among the only sources the Cuban people can turn to Read more »

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BBG Product Strategy & Integration Ideas for 2013


Marlene Wright is Manager of Product Strategy & Integration in BBG’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation. Here, she is interviewed about her plans for 2013.

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BBG Hosts US Youth Observer to the United Nations


Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a visit from Brooke Loughrin, the first-ever US Youth Observer to the United Nations. Loughrin toured the Voice of America, and did an interview in English with the BBG Office of Policy as well as an interview in Read more »

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BBG Strategy & Budget Committee Holds Panel Discussions on Russia, Iran

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors Strategy and Budget Committee hosted two panel discussions on broadcasting strategies for Russia and Iran with internal and external experts at its Dec. 13 meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Governors Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe and Dennis Mulhaupt participated Read more »

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RFA Out front on Tibet Coverage

Tibetans praying over the body of a self-immolator in Rebgong, Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) continues to be in the forefront of coverage of self-immolations and other demonstrations in Tibet, with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and major wire services relying on RFA content. Almost daily, ordinary Tibetan men and women, including Read more »

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For Hampton Student-Journalists, a Partnership With BBG Professionals


Washington, DC – Voice of America (VOA) journalists are sharing their experience and expertise with students at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication under a cooperative agreement with the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA Executive Producer Jerry Brown recently visited Hampton University 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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