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VOA Kurdish Launches New TV Program

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WASHINGTON D.C., January 20, 2016 — On Wednesday, January 20th, the Voice of America’s Kurdish Service launched Kurdvizyon (Kurd Vision), a new 30-minute television news program, via its Kurdish affiliate, Ozgur Gun TV, in Dayirbakir, Turkey. Kurdvizyon provides the latest news on ISIS, Iraq and Turkey, and covers critical […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark Fifth Anniversary of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

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  As Tunisia marks the five-year anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution that toppled longtime dictator Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorated the event.  Programs on both networks examined vital issues of importance to Arabic-speaking audiences of the Middle East and […]

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BBG, VOA Honor Freelance Journalist Killed in Yemen

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors expressed shock and sadness Sunday after freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli, on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen. “Almigdad Mojalli was a committed and talented journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice […]

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Radio Free Asia Releases English e-Book on North Korea’s Prison Camps

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Digital Publication Includes Survivors’ Stories of Inhuman Conditions WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today released the English version of its e-book about North Korea’s infamous secret labor detention camps for political prisoners and the horrendous human rights violations committed inside them. Based on a […]

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New RFE/RL Fellowships Support Independent, Investigative Journalism

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic–December 23, 2015)  RFE/RL has welcomed the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to its Prague offices for an eight-month program of professional development aimed at supporting independent journalists in countries lacking a free press. This year’s Havel Fellows are: Knar Khudoyan, Armenia; Zaur Gurbanli, […]

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“Airport Donetsk” Wins Prestigious Russian Documentary Film Prize

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic – December 18, 2015)  An unflinching portrait of one of the epic battles in the war between Russia and Ukraine has been named the Best Non-Fiction Short TV Film in Russia’s prestigiousArtDocFest film festival, and brought new recognition to Current Time’s intrepid journalistic […]

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One Year After Ismayilova Arrest, Bill Proposes Sanctions on Azerbaijan

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(WASHINGTON – December 17, 2015) One year since Azeri authorities raided and shut RFE/RL’s Baku bureau and imprisoned prominent contributor Khadija Ismayilova, U.S. Representative Chris Smith has introduced a landmark bill denying U.S. visas to senior members of Azerbaijan’s government. The December 16 announcement came as Rep. Smith […]

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VOA Hausa Service Journalist Receives Burke Award

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WASHINGTON D.C., December 16, 2015 — Voice of America reporter Ibrahim Ahmed is among the recipients of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award, announced December 16 in Washington. The awards honor the courage, integrity and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news on U.S. government international media. Ahmed, […]

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Board to Meet to Examine its Activities in Asia

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to board business, the Board will receive an in-depth review of the operations and activities of Radio Free Asia in the past year. […]

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Maria González to Head Office of Cuba Broadcasting

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MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced that Maria “Malule” González will take over as Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, responsible for the strategic planning and direction of TV Martí, Radio Martí and Martinoticias.com, which are collectively known as the Martís. […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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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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