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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins Award for Excellence in Journalism

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today was named a winner of the Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. RFA’s Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Read more »

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Board to Meet, Examine Office of Cuba Broadcasting

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on April 29, 2015. In addition to Board business, the Board will receive a report by the BBG’s Interim CEO and Director, as well as a presentation by the Office of Read more »

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PEN to Honor Jailed Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON – PEN American Center announced on April 15 that it will honor jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova with the prestigious 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. This award is presented annually to a writer imprisoned or persecuted for his or her work. Ismayilova, who Read more »

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Imprisoned Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Wins PEN Award

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(WASHINGTON — April 16, 2015) Jailed Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova has been awarded PEN American Center’s 2015 Barbara Goldsmith Freedom To Write Award, given annually to “an imprisoned writer persecuted for exercising her right to free expression.” RFE/RL Editor in Chief Read more »

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New York Festivals Honors VOA Documentary

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 –The VOA documentary AIDS: Living in the Shadows won the Silver World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.   The 30-minute-long documentary, introduced by the British music legend and longtime AIDS activist Sir Elton Read more »

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Alhurra’s Street Pulse Wins Bronze Award at New York Festivals

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Las Vegas—The winners of the New York Festivals’ International TV and Film awards were announced last night in Las Vegas and Alhurra Television’s critically acclaimed series Street Pulse took home the Bronze Prize for the Best Community Portrait Documentary. The investigative magazine program won for Read more »

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One Year In Captivity: Anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Marked by VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America today marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who are still missing and thought to be captives of the terrorist group in the forests of northern Nigeria. In a panel discussion at VOA’s Read more »

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Cuban Security Ejects TV Martí Team from Panama Press Conference

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Panama City, Panama – (April 11, 2015) Cuban security officials forced TV Martí’s reporter Karen Caballero and cameraman Rudy Hernandez out of today’s press conference with the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Panama. Caballero and Hernandez are fully credentialed to cover the historic summit Read more »

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20% of Cubans Report Listening to Radio Martí

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WASHINGTON (April 9, 2015) — Twenty percent of Cubans report listening to Radio Marti in the last seven days, according to an independent survey conducted in March among a nationally representative sample of 1,200 Cuban adults (18 or older) across the island. “We are providing Read more »

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David Ensor Stepping Down as VOA Director

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WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015) — Voice of America Director David Ensor today announced his resignation after nearly four years leading the nation’s international state broadcaster. During Ensor’s tenure, VOA’s radio, television, and online audience grew by 49 million people to 172 million a week, according Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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