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Radio Free Asia Commemorates 15 Years of "Bringing a Free Press to Closed Societies"

On Sept. 29, Radio Free Asia (RFA) will commemorate the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast on that date in 1996. Since its launch, RFA has been providing accurate and objective news and information for people living in six Asian countries that restrict free speech Read more »

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The U.S. Ambassador to Libya Discusses the Situation in Libya on Radio Sawa

Radio Sawa conducted an interview with the US ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz to discuss major challenges and threats facing Libya and the role of the U.S. in building civil society in the country.  The following are excerpts from the interview. On the U.S. role Read more »

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BBC-BBG Joint Protest of Threats to the Independent Media in Iran

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG ) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) take the opportunity of this UN General Assembly to protest an escalating campaign by the Iranian government to silence independent media in Iran. As recently as last weekend, Iranian authorities arrested Read more »

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BBG Forms Commission on Innovation

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is tapping the expertise of visionary leaders to respond to the rapidly evolving digital landscape. A newly-formed BBG Commission on Innovation launched on September 22 in New York City. The Commission brings together leaders who have proven success in Read more »

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Alhurra TV Nearly Doubles its Audience in Egypt

Alhurra’s weekly audience in Egypt jumped to nearly 8 million viewers according to the international research firm ACNielsen. The network’s viewership in Egypt rose from 3.9 million (7.5 percent) in 2010 to 7.7 million (14.7 percent) in 2011. Ninety-three percent of network’s audience said they Read more »

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Bassel Sabri Joins Alhurra

Egyptian anchor Bassel Sabri joins Alhurra’s Al Youm today, Sept. 18th. He will co-anchor the magazine program with Engy Anwar from Al Youm’s main studios in Dubai.  “Al Youm is a unique program coming from five countries giving us an opportunity to connect with viewers Read more »

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BBG Condemns Threats to Press Freedom and Furthers Reform Efforts

At today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting, the Board discussed and advanced plans to carry out a comprehensive reform for U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also called public attention to a string of disturbing incidents of repression and intimidation perpetrated against BBG journalists in Read more »

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Recent Threats to Media Freedom

The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following statement at its meeting on September 15, 2011. The BBG takes the opportunity of this open meeting to shine a spotlight on efforts to thwart media freedom and intimidate our journalists in countries where we work.  We’ll Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: Aung San Suu Kyi Discusses Democratization in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says the release of political prisoners in Burma cannot be separated from the process of democratizing the country. In an exclusive interview with a VOA Burmese Service reporter in Rangoon, the Peace Prize Read more »

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VOA Data Visualization Highlights Difficulty, Dilemma for Drought Relief in Africa

A wide-ranging data visualization project unveiled by Voice of America Monday indicates international interest in the devastating drought in Somalia and the Horn of Africa may have peaked, just as help for the famine-ravaged region is needed most. The web-based VOA report graphically demonstrates the Read more »

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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.


    1 year 2 months 9 days

    in prison

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