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BBG and South Sudan Reach Historic Agreement

Juba, South Sudan, June 24, 2011 – Today in Juba, South Sudan, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reached an historic agreement with the new nation on a wide range of activities to advance media development. Three Board members, Michael Meehan, Dana Perino, and Susan McCue, Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: President Obama Says Troop Cuts Strike Right Balance

In his first interview with VOA, President Obama defended his decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year, saying the numbers he announced Wednesday “strike the right balance,” and remaining U.S. troops will ensure “Afghan security forces are able to handle the security needs Read more »

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VOA Chinese iPhone App Unveiled

Voice of America’s new Chinese language iPhone app delivers the latest VOA news programs – plus, it enables citizen journalists to upload news tips and photos from their phones. The app uses both simplified and traditional Chinese characters and is now available for free at Read more »

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RFE Persian Satire Show Wins Two "New York Festivals" Radio Awards

RFE’s Persian Service, Radio Farda has won two silver medals from the 2011 New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in international broadcasting. “Pas Farda,” the station’s signature satire show, won in the categories for “Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program” Read more »

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Broadcasting Board Travels to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria to Broaden VOA

Three members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Dana Perino, Susan McCue, and Michael Meehan, will visit Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria to broaden the Voice of America’s reach and impact in Africa. Updates, observations, and photos about the trip will be posted via Twitter Read more »

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Sawa Magazine is a Finalist for New York Festivals Award

Radio Sawa’s program Sawa Magazine was named a finalist for the New York Festivals® International Radio Program and Promotion Awards for its insightful report on a movement that is effectively using the Internet as a platform to raise awareness about oppression of women.  The report Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2011 New York Festivals

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Korean service broadcaster John Hyun-Ki Lee won a gold medal and RFA Mandarin service broadcasters Zhang Min and April Wang were named finalists at this year’s New York Festivals (NYF). “Radio Free Asia delivers trustworthy, informative news and information to millions Read more »

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VOA Spanish on Mobile Phones in Latin America

Mobile phone users from Mexico to Peru can now listen to Voice of America’s Spanish language news bulletins, thanks to a new VOA partnership with AudioNow and its patent-pending technology that can stream radio content to any phone. By simply dialing up the free service, Read more »

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Alhurra Brings Equality to the Middle East

Alhurra re-launches Equality, the first Arabic-language program on rights of women in the Middle East, with Saudi journalist Maisaa Al Amoody. The new season of the program, which offers ground-breaking discussions and an in-depth look at the rights of women in the Middle East, will Read more »

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In Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Ashe Awards RFE Literary Prize, Discusses Local Media Environment

At a ceremony Wednesday in Baku, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Member Victor H. Ashe presented Musa Efendi with the Oxu Zali (“Reading Room”) literature award. Efendi, 20, was recognized for his short story, “Taken Away,” which bested over 200 other submissions in a writing 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 7 days

    in prison

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