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VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Voice of America’s Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia’s emergence as a democratic member of the European community. VOA Director David Ensor […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Moroccan Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

Springfield, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 — Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide extensive coverage of the Moroccan parliamentary elections on Friday, Nov. 25th. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. (all times Rabat time). Radio Sawa’s seven radio streams will expand their morning newscasts […]

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Visits to VOA Website Jump After Burma Eases Censorship

Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2011 — Voice of America’s Burmese Service is reporting a sharp increase in direct visits to its popular webpage since Burma’s government lifted firewall restrictions in September. The new data show visits to the VOA site, both from within Burma and […]

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BBG Broadcasts Reach Record Audiences

Washington, D.C. — U.S. government funded international broadcasters reached an estimated 187 million people every week in 2011, an increase of 22 million from last year’s figure, according to new audience data being made public by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “We are pleased that […]

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BBG Broadcasters Honored

Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011 — Alhurra won the People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings” and Radio Farda host Farshid Manafi was named “International Radio Personality of the Year,” as the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) announced its global media excellence awards […]

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RFE/RL’s Farshid Manafi Named AIB’s ‘International Radio Personality Of The Year’

LONDON, November 10, 2011 — Farshid Manafi, host of Radio Farda’s popular satire show “Pasfarda,” has been named “International Radio Personality of the Year” by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB). “I am honored to be recognized by the AIB,” Manafi said. “I dedicate this […]

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Alhurra Wins AIB People’s Choice Award

(Springfield, Va., Nov. 10, 2011) Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution won the People’s Choice Award in the Association for International Broadcasting’s 2011 Media Excellence Awards. This year’s People’s Choice Award highlighted the best international broadcast coverage of the democratic uprisings and the Arab Spring. […]

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“VOA 60-Africa” Reaches Mobile Users

Washington, D.C., November 7, 2011 — Mobile phone users in Africa are discovering they can watch the latest news from around the continent with “VOA 60-Africa,” a fast-paced look at the day’s most important headlines and interesting events. Voice of America’s new video headline service […]

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Strategic Plan for U.S. International Broadcasting Drives Impact through Innovation and Integration

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2011 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released the framework of its new strategic plan to enhance the global impact of U.S. international broadcasting through innovation and integration. “This plan frames the future direction for U.S. international broadcasting,” said BBG […]

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RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was pardoned on October 26 […]

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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 4 months 30 days

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