Category Archives: RFA

Radio Free Asia Reports on Deadly Unrest in Laos

John Kerry

Radio Free Asia’s Lao Service has been closely covering the deadly unrest in Laos that has been unfolding in recent months and has provided details that some major media sources have picked up. The unrest began in November when a wave of violence killed three […]

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

SOTU-Arabic

The networks of the BBG worked together to provide timely and comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening.  The television, radio and digital coverage, which also included the Republican response by South Carolina […]

Also posted in Alhurra, Highlight, MBN, OCB, RFE/RL, VOA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

South Korea North Korea Nuclear

Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are providing comprehensive coverage of the developments in North Korea after the government there conducted what it claims was a successful hydrogen bomb test. For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source […]

Also posted in BBG, Highlight, VOA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

RFA Provides Extensive Coverage of Burma Elections

myanmar assk voting

Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar Service closely covered the elections in Myanmar, in which millions overwhelmingly voted to give Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party a landslide victory. Radio Free Asia (RFA) was among the first to interview Suu Kyi following the November 8 polls, and she stressed the […]

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Radio Free Asia Announces New Managing Director, Northeast Asia

RFA logo

WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced that distinguished journalist and former diplomat Bay Fang will serve as RFA’s new Managing Director, with responsibility for Northeast Asia. “Bay’s experience as a Beijing-based correspondent who also reported from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

Also posted in Press Release, RFA | Tagged , | Comments closed

Jailed Brothers of RFA Reporter Await Verdicts

RFA Hoshur

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur continues to wait to hear the fate of his two brothers, Shawket and Rexim Hoshur, both of whom have been arrested on charges of “endangering state security” and “leaking state secrets” in China. The charges are widely […]

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Kokang Insurgents Declare Unilateral Cease-fire with Burmese Troops

Group of protestors sit together in a group

Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin and Myanmar services have had extensive coverage of the four months of hostilities between Burma’s ethnic Kokang group and Burmese forces. The ethnic group declared a unilateral cease-fire with forces on Thursday in a bid to bring stability to the region […]

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

RFA Covers Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar’s Kokang Region

0db620b7-7467-40ae-b454-9600f8da7860

Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar and Mandarin services extensively covered the humanitarian crisis as refugees flee the conflict-torn Kokang region of Myanmar’s Shan State.

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , | Comments closed

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

RFA Hoshur

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 […]

Also posted in Highlight | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 9.37.18 PM

Audiences around the world were able to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20. The networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage of the address, as well […]

Also posted in Alhurra, BBG, Highlight, MBN, OCB, RFE/RL, VOA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

    “RFE”RL

    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 28 days

    in prison

    Learn More

  • Radio Free Asia Fact Sheet (pdf)

  • Highlights Archive