Category Archives: Highlight

Fighting Censorship in Uzbekistan, One Entry at a Time

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For decades, Uzbekistan has been counted among the world’s most restrictive societies, ranking at the bottom of surveys on fundamental freedoms and human rights. Far from being silenced by the country’s rigid censorship regime, RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, known locally as Radio Ozodlik, is pioneering ways to collect and Read more »

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BBG Networks Providing Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

Violence is quickly escalating in Iraq, and the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing important news and information to the region. Alhurra-Iraq has more than 20 journalists throughout the country and is providing live updates from hotspots including Kirkuk, Irbil and just Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

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The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, Read more »

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Congressman David Price Speaks with VOA Urdu Service

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Congressman David Price (D-NC) sat down on Monday with the Voice of America’s Urdu Service for a discussion on a range of topics including Edward Snowden, the NSA surveillance program, and the Iran nuclear negotiations. Price, who has chaired the House Democracy Partnership, told Café Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Ruppersberger on Iraq and Egypt

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Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) on the intensifying situation in Iraq and how the election of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will affect American-Egyptian relations. “I don’t believe that the American public wants us to put boots on the ground back in the area Read more »

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Representative Kaptur Speaks with RFE/RL and VOA

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Representative Marcy Kaptur, who chairs the U.S. Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, spoke with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda in Kyiv this week during a trip with Vice President Biden in Kyiv to attend the June 7 inauguration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. During the interview, which Read more »

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BBG Provides New Programs, Comprehensive Coverage in Russian

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In addition to a surge in programming in Ukrainian, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are also providing critical news and information in Russian that cover and create dialogue about the crisis in the region. Two new programs were launched in May, increasing Read more »

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Exclusive: Martís Interview Jailed Cuban Writer

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In a Martinoticias exclusive, Karen Caballero spoke with jailed Cuban writer and independent blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats, who has been incarcerated in Cuba for 15 months. The interview was conducted on a mobile phone that had been smuggled into the prison where Santiesteban-Prats has been incarcerated Read more »

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Panel Analyzes Russian Propaganda

Nenad Pejic, Editor in Chief and interim manager of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty speaking on a panel about Russian propaganda

Myroslava Gongadze of theVoice of America Ukrainian Service and Nenad Pejic, Editor in Chief and interim manager of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, spoke earlier this week at a panel entitled “Responding to Russian Propaganda.” The panel, which also included William Stevens, Director of the Ukraine Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Election Coverage in Ukraine

VOA reporter Daniel Schearf and video journalist Arash Arabasadi (with fixer Anna Pyatetska) interview Ukrainian man. Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2014.

As Ukrainians went to the polls on May 25, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided comprehensive coverage before, during and after Election Day. In the days leading up to the election, Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service aired a number of television interviews Read more »

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