Category Archives: Highlight

BBG Networks Covering Continued Tensions, Violence in Ukraine

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As the world waits to see what happens next in the standoff with Russia, the networks of the BBG are providing comprehensive coverage, exclusive interviews and unique reporting on the latest developments in Ukraine and the region. In addition to ongoing coverage on television, radio Read more »

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Governor Weinstein Visits Chad

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During visits with journalists, students and government officials in Ndjamena, Chad, BBG Governor Kenneth Weinstein emphasized the key role that media freedom plays in a democracy.  Weinstein’s May 4-5 trip coincided with the launch of a new BBG FM station in the capital and World Read more »

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BBG Releases 2013 Annual Report

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its 2013 Annual Report detailing the agency’s initiatives and progress in exemplifying free press, combating violent extremism, and fostering greater understanding and engaging audiences. According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2014 report, press freedom has Read more »

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Martís Bring User-Generated Content to the Forefront

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The Martís are tapping user-generated content to strengthen news coverage across the island. As Cubans  have growing access to mobile technology the Martís are benefiting from their increased media engagement. With the Cuban state-run media unable or unwilling to report on events around the island, Read more »

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Reporting From Ukraine Becoming Increasingly Risky, Important

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Amid an increasingly dangerous environment for reporters in Ukraine, the networks of the BBG are resolute in their efforts to provide much-needed news and information to audiences in the region. On May 1, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video crew was attacked when they trained Read more »

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Press Freedom and Ukraine

Russian TV journalists reporting from an administration building are surrounded by policemen in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo by Mark Krutov/ RFE/RL — in Donetsk, Ukraine.

In the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day 2014, our Ukraine experts Adrian Karmazyn and Maryana Drach participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about press freedom and the reporting environment in Ukraine. We’ve compiled some of the Q&A below, though we recommend you read the entire Read more »

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MBN Commemorates Arab-American Heritage Month

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April was Arab-American Heritage Month and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa commemorated the occasion with special news and programming highlighting the achievements of Arab-Americans, and their integration into the American society. Alhurra marked the month by covering the many Arab-American Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Iraqi Election to Millions of Iraqis

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Iraqis voted Wednesday in the first elections since the withdrawal of U.S. troops and Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa provided wall to wall coverage. Alhurra-Iraq’s live continuous coverage of the Iraqi Parliamentary election began at 8 a.m. (all times are Baghdad time)and continued through 1:30 a.m. Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Celebrates 10 Years

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Alhurra-Iraq TV marked its 10th anniversary on Sunday, April 27th. The local channel provides accurate and objective news about Iraq, the Middle East and the world to its Iraqi audience. According to international surveys, Alhurra-Iraq has a weekly reach of 5.3 million. Alhurra-Iraq covers  local Read more »

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The Global Response to Growing Ukraine Crisis: VOA and RFE/RL Deliver Unique, Extensive Coverage

Surrounded by reporters, former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to journalists after her press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

As governments around the world are scrambling to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing Ukrainians and Russians with extensive coverage of multilateral discussions and conversations with world leaders. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty this week conducted Read more »

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