Category Archives: RFA

RFA Out front on Tibet Coverage

Tibetans praying over the body of a self-immolator in Rebgong, Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) continues to be in the forefront of coverage of self-immolations and other demonstrations in Tibet, with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and major wire services relying on RFA content. Almost daily, ordinary Tibetan men and women, including Read more »

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In Burma, BBG Officials Meet With President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

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On the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Burma in November, and as a follow-up to BBG-wide technical advisory committee meetings, three BBG Governors went to Burma on a trip organized and accompanied by Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu and joined by Read more »

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Chen Guangcheng Visits Radio Free Asia

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Blind Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife visited Radio Free Asia (RFA) headquarters and gave an interview to RFA. The self-taught legal activist, currently studying law at New York University, was in Washington to accept an award from the Washington Oxi Day Read more »

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RFA Reports on Rumblings of Economic Modernization in North Korea

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Radio Free Asia’s extensive coverage of North Korea’s efforts to energize its economy has been cited across a variety of major news outlets, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, CBS News, and Deutsche Welle. RFA’s reports have detailed the agricultural and labor policy Read more »

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During Visit to RFA, Exile Prime Minister Calls for Meaningful Talks With China

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During a July 20 interview with Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Tibetan Service, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year as prime minister, or kalon tripa, of Tibet’s India-based exile government, expressed his hope for continued dialogue with China, despite the recent breakdown of official talks. Read more »

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Tibetan Leader Lobsang Sangay Talks to RFA

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Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan exile government prime minister (Kalon Tripa), was in Radio Free Asia’s studio today for an interview with Tibetan service journalist Palden Gyal. Sangay met with BBG officials on July 19. Watch the interview (Tibetan)

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2012 New York Festivals®

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Washington — Radio Free Asia Uyghur service broadcaster Shohret Hoshur won a gold medal at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards in the category of best coverage of a breaking news story. In addition, three broadcasters from RFA’s Korean service were named as finalists Read more »

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BBG Coverage of Tibet Cited in Global Press

Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks.   China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all Read more »

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

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Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she and her National Read more »

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