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BBG Decries Ongoing Threats to Journalists Worldwide, Calls on United Nations to Act

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors joined other international media organizations today in urging United Nations action to protect journalists worldwide as threats and attacks against members of the media continued to mount. In a statement released today, seven leading government-supported international media organizations Read more »

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BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in the Sahel

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; William Bell, Research Director, International Broadcasting Bureau; Rajesh Srinivasan, Ph.D., Principal, Gallup; Magali Rheault, Regional Research Director – Francophone Africa, Gallup

Washington, D.C. — Media use in the Sahel region is flourishing, as the majority of adults in Somalia (65.6%) and in Bamako, Mali (78.4%) say that they access news at least once per day, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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VOA Special Examines Kennedy Legacy Through the Eyes of Key Witnesses

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A rare interview with the U.S. Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy’s limousine in the moments after he was shot in 1963, highlights a powerful new Voice of America TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Read more »

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RFA Unveils e-Book of Jailed Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Writings

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched an e-book collecting the writings of Nurmuhemmet Yasin, an award-winning Uyghur writer whom Chinese authorities sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2004. The collection, Caged, has been made available for the first time in digital format in the English Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Radio Farda and Radio Free Afghanistan Honored By AIB

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RFE/RL’s Radio Farda and Radio Free Afghanistan have both received “Highly Commended” awards from the AIB International Media Excellence Awards – the “AIBs” — at its annual gala held in London on November 6. “The Victims of 88 (AKA 2009),” a radio series produced by Masih Alinejad of Read more »

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BBG Networks Win AIB Awards in London

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The Association for International Broadcasting honored Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty at its Media Excellence Awards ceremony last night in London. RFA won the top prize in the Innovation Production Technology category for its e-book “Remembering Tiananmen,” and RFE/RL was highly commended Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins at AIBs for Tiananmen e-Book

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a top award for its e-book on the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 in the category of innovative production technology at this year’s International Media Excellence Awards, held by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB). The award was Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s ‘Gutter Oil’ Video Goes Viral

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WASHINGTON, DC – Radio Free Asia’s shocking video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter oil” has gone viral on social media and websites around the world. The video, part of  RFA’s investigative series on food safety in China, has reached more than 1.3 Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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Increased collaboration is at the heart of a new agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The agreement expands on the two global media organizations’ longstanding partnership and enhances their cooperation in the areas of journalism and media training, program Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: State Department says “Time for a Pause” on Iran Sanctions

VOA's Siamak Dehghanpour interviewing Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman at the State Department.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator on the Iran nuclear issue, says it may be “time for a pause” before any new sanctions are imposed on Tehran. In an exclusive interview at the State Department Read more »

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