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RFE/RL and VOA Affiliate Stations Forced Off the Air in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON- Television and radio stations in eastern Ukraine carrying programming of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America have been forced off the air, depriving audiences of popular sources of unbiased news and information. On May 12 at 10:30 a.m. local time, unidentified, Russian-speaking Read more »

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RFE/RL, VOA Partnership Boosts Georgian Broadcasts

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(WASHINGTON – May 7, 2014)  RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, known locally as Radio Tavisupleba, expanded its broadcasts to 18 hours today, via FM transmitters leased from Radio Green Wave, the Service’s longtime broadcast affiliate in Georgia. RFE/RL executives say the expansion on Green Wave’s nationwide network Read more »

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BBG Marks the Passing of Former Board Chairman, VOA Director, and BIB Board Member Kenneth Tomlinson

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its condolences on the loss of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, and its appreciation for his contributions to media freedom.  An accomplished reporter, editor and broadcasting executive who served U.S. international media for 15 years, including as Voice of America Read more »

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Amid Declining Media Freedom, RFE/RL Presses Ahead

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(WASHINGTON – May 2, 2014) Despite new lows in the free exchange of information and ideas, RFE/RL journalists are reporting the news in some of the world’s most hostile environments. “Our reporters do this work because they believe in it, not only as a basic Read more »

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Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

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To commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3), reporters from around the globe, leaders of U.S. international media, and other staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today released an interactive presentation containing video testimonials that underscore the importance of press freedom. BBG-supported news and Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Vietnamese Bloggers Event Ahead of World Press Freedom Day

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Netizens Joined by Experts from U.S. State Department, Google, and other groups WASHINGTON – Marking the upcoming commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted “Towards a Free Media in Vietnam” featuring six Vietnam-based bloggers and digital activists, Read more »

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Kerry Warns U.S. Is Close to Imposing Sanctions in Effort to End Fighting in South Sudan

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Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is considering sanctions on those responsible for fighting in South Sudan that has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced more than a million people. In an interview with VOA at the State Department Monday, Kerry Read more »

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Stowaway’s Father Talks to VOA Somali Service: Leading U.S. News Organizations Turn to VOA for Exclusive Material

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Voice of America has long been delivering news – and also long been breaking news. The most recent example is an exclusive VOA’s Somali Service got with the father of the young stowaway who survived a flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a jetliner’s Read more »

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BBG Marks the Loss of David Burke, the Board’s First Chairman

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today paid tribute to David Burke, the first chairman of the agency’s governing board and a veteran news executive, who died late last week at age 78. “David Burke was a media giant and a leading figure in advancing freedom of the press worldwide,” said Jeff Read more »

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BBG Reviews Its Operations in Asia, Discusses Foreign Policy Priority Items

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WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) — At its April meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Asia, examining its impact and discussing RFA’s role in U.S. international media. The BBG also discussed its networks’ response Read more »

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