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BBG Announces New Strategic Plan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), at its meeting on October 13, adopted a new five-year strategic plan designed to grow and reform U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also highlighted recent incidents of harassment and jailing of BBG journalists in Egypt and Turkmenistan. BBG’s 2012-2016 […]

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcasts in Benghazi

Today residents of the Libyan city of Benghazi heard for the first time Radio Sawa on their FM dials. Radio Sawa began broadcasting on 88.1 FM with its signature mixture of more than six hours of daily news combined with popular Arabic and Western music.   […]

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BBG to Host PopTech! Livestream

POPTECH DC! Date: Friday, October 21, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT) The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for its first ever PopTech event on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The BBG celebrates Parazit’s appearance […]

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VOA Launches Citizen Journalism Project in Congo

One hundred VOA-trained citizen journalists will fan out across the Democratic Republic of Congo in the coming weeks in a pioneering social media project that will enhance news coverage of the November presidential election and provide a grassroots forum for key issues facing the country. […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Meets on October 13

At the October 13 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the Board focused on its plans to restructure international broadcasting. The Board considered recommendations based on the year long strategic review as well as other Board operations. The International Broadcasting Bureau Director and […]

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Congressman Berman Calls on Turkmen Authorities to "Come to the Correct Decision and Free" Imprisoned RFE/RL Correspondent

In an interview with RFE/RL on October 6, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, called the charges against correspondent Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev “politically based” and “retaliation for his work” for RFE/RL’s Turkmen service, Radio Azatlyk. Rep. Berman told […]

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Turkmenistan Convicts RFE/RL Correspondent In "Bogus" Trial

A Turkmen court has convicted Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev, a stringer for Radio Azatlyk, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Turkmen-language service, and sentenced him to five years in prison. The trial was conducted after normal business hours, behind closed doors, and Yazkuliyev was not represented by a […]

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VOA Revamps Programs for Haiti

Voice of America’s Creole Service updates its lineup of programs to Haiti this week, with new segments focused on engaging its increasingly youthful audience and examining critical issues including the economy, health, public safety and education. Each weekday, three one-hour radio programs will bring the […]

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Turkmenistan Tries RFE/RL Correspondent

A stringer for Radio Azatlyk, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Turkmen language service, stands trial on Tuesday in a case that RFE/RL believes has been orchestrated by the Turkmen authorities in retaliation for his reporting. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was detained on Tuesday, September 27 by regional […]

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VOA Reporter Helps Put South Sudan on the Map

Voice of America reporter John Tanza Mabusu is getting credit for successfully pushing the world’s largest online map sites to recognize the new Republic of South Sudan, which gained independence more than two months ago, but is still not shown on most maps. “When South […]

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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 4 months 25 days

    in prison

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