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RFE/RL Reporter Detained in Kazakhstan

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Seven activists in Astana who protested against Kazakhstan’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) have been sentenced to jail terms of up to four days. In addition, three journalists who covered the May 27 protest in the town of Ilyinka, near Astana, were sentenced Read more »

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BBG Networks Among Finalists in New York Festivals

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Finalists for the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Competition have been announced and four networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are among the honorees. Radio Sawa is nominated for Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story for its coverage of the protests and Read more »

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Representative Boustany Discusses U.S. Aid to Egypt on Alhurra

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Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) spoke with Alhurra Television’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar about U.S. assistance to Egypt as the country looks towards the upcoming presidential election. Rep. Boustany said he believes the U.S. should continue to provide assistance to Egypt remarking, “We’ve had a long Read more »

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Afghan Women Journalists Visit the BBG

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed leading Afghan women journalists who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Program. The group met with Lynne Weil, BBG’s Director of Communications and External Affairs; Spozhmai Maiwandi, Voice of America’s Senior News Analyst for Read more »

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VOA Documentary Screened in Moscow

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On May 13, the Memorial Foundation in Moscow hosted a presentation and discussion of the Voice of America documentary series called “Parallels. Events. People.” about the history of Soviet dissidents.   IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble gave opening remarks, acknowledging the staff from VOA and Read more »

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Alhurra TV Interviews Senator Corker and al-Jarba on Syria Crisis

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Alhurra television interviewed Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba after their May 7 meeting at the Capitol Hill, during which al-Jarba appealed for more and better weapons to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Corker, who has visited Syrian refugee camps Read more »

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Undersecretary Stengel Visits RFE/RL Kyiv Bureau

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U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visited the journalists and staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kyiv Bureau today during his trip to the region. Stengel is traveling to Ukraine, Latvia and Belgium to encourage greater regional support for Read more »

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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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