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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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Radio Free Asia Commemorates 15 Years of Broadcasting

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today commemorated the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast on this date in 1996. RFA President Libby Liu stressed RFA’s critical role of “bringing free press to closed societies” through its nine language services that provide accurate, objective news and information […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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