Category Archives: Highlight

New Programming and Events

In early October, RFA Korean launched a new weekly show featuring prominent North Korean defector Ko Young Hwan. Ko defected from the North Korean embassy in Brazzaville, Congo in the early 1990s. The question-andanswer- style show takes on a variety of topics, including North Korea

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Transmission Updates

The reach of RFE/RL

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BBG Nominations Sent to Senate

The White House announced in a press release Nov. 19 that the President has nominated eight people to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The current Board will remain in place until new members are confirmed by the Senate. The nominees are: Walter Isaacson (Chair) Michael Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Remember 1989 Revolutions, World Remembers Role of Broadcasting

The world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 followed by the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission Read more »

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and Read more »

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Radio Farda Journalists Killed

Radio Farda reporters Rosa Ajiri, 27, and Amir Zamani-Far, 29, were killed in the early morning of September 30 when their car was struck by a truck. Radio Farda’s Mahin Gorji, 43, is in a coma, and a fourth passenger, a visiting journalist, was treated Read more »

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Large Audiences, High Credibility Cited in BBG Testimony on War Zone Broadcasting

BBG Governors D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Steven Simmons and Joaquin Blaya testified at a Senate hearing on the role of international broadcasting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that “we cannot prevail against the extremists through force alone … it is of critical importance to engage audiences, Read more »

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Exclusive Coverage and High-Level Interviews at UNGA

BBG broadcasters provided extensive coverage of the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly, broadcasting President Obama’s first-ever speech before the body, and following many other heads of state who attended the meetings in New York City in late September. Alhurra TV and Radio Read more »

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