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VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

Students in Hong Kong protests sit in street blocking traffic.

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information on multiple media platforms.

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RFA Providing Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

About 30 students swore to fight for universal suffrage outside of the Hong Kong government headquarter and said they will participate in the class boycott organized by the Federation of Students on September 26. (photo by Lau Wan)

Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese and Mandarin services have been closely covering the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and providing accurate and unbiased news about the developments to audiences in mainland China. The thousands of students and concerned Hong Kong citizens are expressing discontent with Beijing over Read more »

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RFA Launches Portal for Myanmar Coverage

Myanmar opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses an audience in Yangon, Myanmar at an August 2013 event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the student-led uprising in 1988, also known as 8888. (RFA Photo)

Marking the 8888 Uprising when student-led demonstrators called for democratic reform in Myanmar 26 years ago, Radio Free Asia takes a closer look at a country emerging from five decades of military junta rule. Through video, slideshows, and news reports, RFA examines the conflicts, challenges, Read more »

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RFA Covers China’s Crackdown on Religion

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie in detention in February 2014.

As a part of its continuing coverage on China’s increasing religious crackdown, Radio Free Asia spoke with the family of a Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison. Zhang Shaojie was charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order,” a move Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Revamps Water Project for World Water Day

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In time for World Water Day 2014, on March 22, Radio Free Asia has redesigned its Water Project site to increase attention to the continuing water crisis in its broadcast countries. The interactive site, which calls for direct input from RFA listeners, has been updated Read more »

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RFA’s Korean Service Provides Insight on Execution of Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Radio Free Asia  provided in-depth and comprehensive reporting on the firing and execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, including coverage of events that led up to his demise.  Utilizing inside sources in North Korea, RFA’s Korean Service reported earlier Read more »

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RFA Video China’s Gutter Oil Goes Viral

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This week, Radio Free Asia’s video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter” oil went viral on social media and websites around the world. Topping 850,000 views on YouTube, the investigative piece was the focus of an entry on Washington Post’s WorldView blog, which Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Roundtable Event on Media in Myanmar

Digital technology is increasingly popular in Burma. Here young monks in training use a computer at a Buddhist monastery.

A packed house of NGOs, outside media organizations, and journalists attended an informative and insightful roundtable presentation at Radio Free Asia’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on September 12. “Myanmar at a Media Crossroads: A Roundtable on Journalism’s Challenges and Impact during a Nation’s Historic Transition” featured Read more »

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RFA leads world in reporting on deadly ethnic violence in China’s Northwest

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In the last week of August, Radio Free Asia’s exclusive reports on ethnic unrest continuing to erupt in China’s northwest shaped international coverage on the tensions involving the minority Uyghurs. Since July 2009, when deadly riots erupted after a demonstration, Chinese authorities have kept much Read more »

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BBG Leadership in Brussels for Internet Freedom Discussions

Governor Meehan (center) joins discussion on Internet freedoms.

Governor Michael Meehan represented the BBG as he joined high-level communications experts and journalists in Brussels to attend a May 29 panel discussion hosted by Deutsche Welle (DW) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on the topic of Internet censorship. “Mission Impossible – the Internet without Read more »

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