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VOA Reports on Cell Phone Use in North Korea

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Washington, D.C., March 4th, 2014 – VOA Korean Service reporter Yonho Kim will participate in a joint VOA-U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS panel discussion, “Telecommunications and Technology in North Korea,” on Thursday, March 6. Kim will discuss cell phone use in North Korea. Mr. Read more »

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BBG Budget Request Tied to Global Priorities and Evolving Media Environments

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WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced its FY 2015 budget request, which will help U.S. international media meet strategic priorities in light of dynamic global communications environments and current spending constraints. “This agency has a strategic imperative to Read more »

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RFE/RL Appoints Interim Managers

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(WASHINGTON — February 28, 2014)  RFE/RL’s Board of Directors has appointed Vice President of Finance, CFO and Treasurer John Giambalvo and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Nenad Pejic to serve as Interim Managers of the Corporation. Their service begins on March 2, following the departure of Kevin Read more »

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BBG Pioneers Mobile Platform for Breaking News

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WASHINGTON- The Office of Digital and Design Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors is revamping the way journalists report breaking news with a new mobile live-blogging platform, Relay. Relay offers journalists a sleek and easy way to collect and distribute text and multimedia content Read more »

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BBG Reviews its Operations in the Middle East

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors focused its meeting today on perceptions of the United States throughout the Middle East and took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The four-hour meeting at MBN’s headquarters examined the Read more »

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Kevin Klose To Leave RFE/RL

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(WASHINGTON — February 25, 2014) RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose has announced that he will leave the organization March 1. In farewell remarks to RFE/RL staff, Klose expressed how “honored and delighted” he was to have worked with colleagues in Washington; Prague, Czech Republic, Read more »

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VOA Adds 24/7 Mobile Stream in Nigeria

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Audiences in Nigeria can now get their news on the go with DandalinVOA (VOA’s Platform), a dynamic new 24/7 mobile phone stream, which features a fresh mix of Nigerian and American music, with the latest news, sports and entertainment updates. “The 24/7 Read more »

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RFE/RL Decries Web Interference in Tajikistan

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(PRAGUE — February 24, 2014) Access inside Tajikistan to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, known locally as Radio Ozodi, has been blocked since February 22. The blockage, which has stopped traffic to the website from four of the country’s six main Internet service providers, coincides with Read more »

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Azerbaijani Prosecutors Pursue “Absurd” Allegations Against Ismayilova

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(WASHINGTON – February 20, 2014) RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service journalist Khadija Ismayilova was questioned for the third consecutive day today by Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor’s office, on allegations that she leaked state secrets to U.S. congressional aides visiting Baku. The U.S. Embassy and RFE/RL’s President and CEO Kevin Klose Read more »

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Azerbaijan’s “Spy Network” Charge Escalates Pressure On RFE/RL Journalists

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(WASHINGTON — February 18, 2014) Accusations of espionage were made against two journalists from RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service this week, marking an escalation of longstanding campaigns to silence them. Investigative reporter and Radio Azadliq journalist Khadija Ismayilova was summoned to Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s office today as a witness in Read more »

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