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Countering Violent Extremism Takes Center Stage on MBN

Screengrab of Alhurra's coverage of President Obama's speech

Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Read more »

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Reporting to Cuba

Lizandra Diaz and Carlos García-Pérez answer questions on Reddit.

Office of Cuba Broadcasting Director Carlos García-Pérez and Radio Martí journalist Lizandra Diaz participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about Cuba, the reporting environment in the country, and how Cubans on the island are reacting to the latest developments in U.S. policy. Below are a Read more »

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Andrew Lack and Governor Weinstein Visit BBG Networks in Prague and Kyiv

BBG CEO Andy Lack meets with RFE/RL editor-in-chief and co-CEO Nenad Pejic (center) and staff in Kyiv.

BBG Governor Kenneth Weinstein and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lack traveled to Prague and Kyiv to learn more about U.S. international media operations and explore the changing media environment in Ukraine. While in Ukraine, Weinstein and Lack visited Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kyiv bureau and Read more »

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Radio Sawa Interviews Father of Jordanian Pilot Killed by ISIL

Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, talks with Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  at their home village of Ai near Karak, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

In an interview with Radio Sawa, Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIL, said that he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah before he learned that his son was killed. King Abdullah had promised al-Kasasbeh that the pilot’s blood will Read more »

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VOA Journalist Tells Story of Kurdish Syrians Through Art

Lukman Panorama

Voice of America Kurdish Service multimedia journalist Lukman Ahmad broadcasts to Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran each week, but he is also known across VOA as a talented artist. Lukman, who came to the United States as a refugee from Syria in 2010, joined VOA Read more »

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World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

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Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Last year, Shohret’s three brothers were jailed for “violating state security laws” and allegedly “leaking state secrets” after discussing the Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Assistant Secretary Anne Richard

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Alhurra Television took a candid and in-depth look at the dire and complex humanitarian emergencies faced by Syrian refugees with the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard.  During the interview, Assistant Secretary Richard discussed the plight of Syrian refugees, Read more »

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Martís Bring Cubans Live Coverage of Congressional Hearings

Female news anchor with photo of U.S. Capitol behind her

Today and tomorrow Radio, Television Martí and Martinoticias.com are broadcasting live coverage of the U.S. congressional hearings examining President Barack Obama’s new Cuba policy. Cubans will be able to follow, via TV, radio and streaming on martinoticias.com,  the discussion that has generated a wide-range of Read more »

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EVENT: Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

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The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) present a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally.

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Burke Award Recipient has Possessions Seized in Cuba

Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina visits the U.S.

When Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina, recipient of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Award for Journalism returned to his country after a brief tour of New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, he walked right back to the everyday reality of living in Cuba. On January 26th, customs 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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