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VOA Hosts ‘Town Hall’ Discussion on Southern Sudan Referendum

Several leading members of southern Sudan’s civil society gathered in Juba this week for a “town hall” style event organized by the Voice of America to discuss next month’s planned referendum on independence. Lilliane Riziq, director of the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network, told the Read more »

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RFE Kazakh Journalists Win IWPR Awards for Outstanding Human Rights Reporting

Two RFE journalists covering Kazakhstan have been awarded major journalism prizes by the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for their “outstanding coverage of human rights issues in Central Asia.” RFE’s Almaty-based Dilbegim Mavloniy earned the honor for her series of reports on Read more »

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BBG Renews Calls for Press Freedom

On the occasion of UN Human Rights Day 2010, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renews its call for press freedom and freedom of information around the world. “Advancing press freedom is central to our mission, including our efforts to combat censorship online and on Read more »

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December Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, December 17. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear a Middle East trip report, a report from the Board’s Budget and Strategy Committee, and a report from the Read more »

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RFE President Gedmin Meets Kazakh PM, Discusses Media Freedom

During a three-day trip to Kazakhstan to discuss media freedom, RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin met Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, senior members of parliament, local journalists, and NGO leaders. In Astana, Gedmin and Massimov discussed the future of RFE’s local station, Radio Azattyq, including the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Launches Weekly Q&A With Aung San Suu Kyi

Listeners of Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service will be able to engage Aung San Suu Kyi on topics of their choice in a weekly series on Friday evenings. “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the People” invites RFA’s audience to submit questions on any topic, Read more »

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Journalists Flock to VOA’s HIV/AIDS Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalists across the Democratic Republic of Congo are learning about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a series of eight workshops organized by the Voice of America. “We are very happy with the VOA initiative and its contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Aime Mboyo, Read more »

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses the Peace Process and the Iraq Government During an Interview on Alhurra Television

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with Alhurra Television to discuss the next steps in the Middle East peace process, the Iraqi government, the Egyptian elections and her goals for 2011. The following is a transcript of her interview, which took place in Bahrain: Read more »

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Alhurra Darfur Documentary in Cairo Human Rights Film Festival

Alhurra Television’s original documentary, Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile has received top billing at the third Cairo Human Rights Film Festival.  Alhurra’s critically acclaimed documentary Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile will air on the first screening day of the four-day Festival followed by a discussion of the Read more »

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Cubans Call In to Radio Marti

Radio Marti opened its microphones to the Cuban public to join its newly formatted program Con Voz Propia (With Your Own Voice).  It is part of a fresh 360-degree approach to news and information that encourages audience participation and interactive exchange of ideas across Marti’s Read more »

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