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Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica

A Bosnian woman cries at a coffin of her relative, one of 173 of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Reuters)

The worst massacre on European soil since World War II, the massacre in Srebrenica, was a watershed event in the history of the Balkan wars and the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, 20 years later, the country still faces formidable political and economic challenges, including ethnic Read more »

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VOA Launches Audio App in Partnership with AudioNow

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America, in partnership with AudioNow Digital, launched an audio-only app that will allow users to listen to VOA programming over data or cellular voice connections. That option is especially valuable for VOA audiences in emerging markets where streaming audio is not Read more »

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‘Indispensable Help In Difficult Times’ — RFE/RL Celebrates 20 Years In Prague

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic — July 2, 2015)  This week, RFE/RL marked its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic in an event convened under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and attended by dignitaries from over 22 countries. In his keynote remarks, Prime Minister Read more »

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The Martís Cover Historic Embassy Announcement

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MIAMI- The announcement made by President Obama today announcing the historic re-opening of American and Cuban embassies was broadcast live to Cubans via Radio and Television Martí. This is the first time the two nations have hosted each others’ embassies in more than 50 years. Read more »

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RFE/RL Details Multimedia Expansion to Key Targets

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s multimedia expansion and rapid growth was the focus of today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Board traveled to the RFE/RL headquarters to tour the facilities, meet the staff and learn more about the Read more »

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VOA on Assignment at the Nuclear Talks with Iran in Vienna

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As the final deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, VOA Persian is presenting a series of new programs discussing and analyzing the tough issues under negotiation. On Tuesday, June 30, VOA Persian Director Setareh Derakhshesh will host an one-hour TV Special from Vienna, Read more »

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Board to Meet, Examine Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic, on July 1, 2015.  In addition to Board business, the Board will honor the 65th anniversary of RFE/RL and the 30th anniversary of Radio Read more »

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Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON — RFE/RL’s Persian language service was lauded in New York this week as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd’s special report “Tradition of the Blade” won a gold award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show “Five in the Afternoon” took home a silver award at Read more »

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RFE/RL Journalists Beaten By Police While Covering Armenia Protests

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YEREVAN, Armenia – In the morning hours of June 23, two RFE/RL Armenian Service correspondents were beaten by police while reporting on a standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Police roughed up at least 10 journalists, including several other members of the Read more »

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Radio Sawa Report Wins Silver at the New York Festivals

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa’s report on the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children was awarded the Silver Medal in the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program in the Human Interest category. For four years, the war in Syria has caused an unfathomable humanitarian crisis and the Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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