Category Archives: RFA

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

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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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Governor Ashe Visits RFA Staff in Bangkok

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Staff and journalists at Radio Free Asia were visited by BBG Governor Victor Ashe yesterday at the Thailand offices in Bangkok. Governor Ashe, who serves as vice chairman of the board of RFA, stopped by during a personal trip to the region to express his Read more »

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BBG Governor Offers Support to RFA Office in Cambodia

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During a personal trip to Southeast Asia, BBG Governor Victor Ashe stopped by the Radio Free Asia office in Phnom Penh to check on operations and offer support to the staff and journalists there. “We salute you, and we recognize and appreciate the risks you Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating Read more »

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