Category Archives: Press Release

April Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, April 14 at the headquarters of Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will hear Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Radio Martí and RFE’s Radio Svaboda Collaborate

Radio Martí and RFE’s Belarusian Service, Radio Svaboda, collaborated for the first time to create a radio bridge between the Belarusian and Cuban people. Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez and Belarusian democracy activist Nasta Palanshanka talked about their experiences and current events in their respective Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

RFE Contributor Committed To Psychiatric Facility By Turkmen Authorities

Turkmen authorities have confined an RFE contributor to a psychiatric hospital after he criticized a local government official for corruption in an interview with RFE’s Turkmen Service, Radio Azatlyk. Amangelen Shapudakov, 80, was summoned to local police headquarters in his home district of Magtymguly in Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Just Say It! VOA Portuguese Call-in show Debuts in Angola

Social issues, health, politics, unemployment, just about any subject will be debated in a new weekly Voice of America call-in program called Angola, Fala Só. The half-hour Portuguese language show, which roughly translates to “just say it” in English, was inspired by a popular expression Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Crisis in Japan: A TweetChat with VOA Correspondent Steve Herman

Twitter users around the world know Voice of America’s Steve Herman from his terse and sometimes poignant tweets from Japan describing the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.  National Public Radio, WABC New York, the Columbia Journalism Review and a host of Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Musician And UN Goodwill Ambassador Named Afghan ‘Person Of The Year’

A popular Afghan musician known for drawing huge crowds across Afghanistan is Radio Azadi’s “Person of the Year.” Farhad Darya was recognized by RFE’s Afghan station for his exceptional dedication to promoting music and cultural tolerance throughout the country. “Farhad’s songs carry a powerful message Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Iranian Satire Stars Ring In Persian New Year On Radio Farda

As Nowruz celebrations begin in Iran, RFE’s Radio Farda will ring in the Persian New Year with the 200th episode of its popular satire show “Pas Farda” and live-streamed concerts by famous Iranian artists banned from performing inside the country. As a special treat, “Pas Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

VOA Tibetan Service Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Broadcast

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service, which began with a 15 minute shortwave radio broadcast on March 25, 1991, is being hailed today as one of the most influential Tibetan language multi-media platforms in the world. Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, once noted that, Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

VOA Marks Nowruz with Live Performance by Award-Winning Iranian Actress

Oscar nominated actress and Emmy award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo appeared on stage at Voice of America headquarters in Washington this past Sunday in a special televised performance of the play An Iranian in Heaven. The Farsi language performance was broadcast to Iran live by satellite Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez Connects with Women of Courage Awards via Live Marti Broadcast

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was one of 10 women to receive the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Although the Cuban government would not allow Sanchez to travel to Read more »

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed
  • Quick Links

  • Press Releases Archive

  • Detained in Azerbaijan

    “RFE”RL

    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


    5 months 24 days

    in prison

    Learn More