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Detained RFE Reporters Leave Egypt: "We Were Not Treated Well"

Two detained RFE reporters, Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi, have been released from police custody and flew out of Egypt today. Tait and Nuaimi were detained by police shortly after arriving in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 4. They were on their way to Read more »

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BBG Chairman Isaacson, RFE President Gedmin Call for End to Belarus Media Crackdown

As Belarus continues to crack down on local media outlets and independent journalists, BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin today affirmed their commitment to media freedom in Belarus and expressed concern for the safety of journalists throughout the country. Isaacson and Gedmin Read more »

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Board Condemns Threats to Alhurra TV

The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the recent threats of violence leveled against journalists reporting for Alhurra Television in Egypt. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today and threatened to kill Alhurra’s two on-air journalists – Akram Khuzam and Tarek El Shamy Read more »

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US Diplomats from 14 Latin American Nations Discuss Cuba, Haiti, During VOA Visit

The top U.S. diplomat in Cuba told VOA Tuesday the Castro government has “taken some steps” to improve relations with the United States, but there is a “long way to go” before the U.S. trade embargo can be lifted. Jonathan Farrar, the Chief of Mission Read more »

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Middle East Broadcasts Playing a Crucial Role

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson released the following statement concerning coverage of recent events in the Middle East: “As Chairman of the BBG, I have been regularly updated on developments across the Middle East by our Arabic-language broadcasters Alhurra TV and Radio Read more »

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Radio Martí’s Groundbreaking “El Revoltillo”

“El Revoltillo” (“The Scramble”), a groundbreaking new program on Radio Martí, brings online classifieds to the airways, bridging the information gap in Cuba. This daily interactive broadcast connects buyers and sellers looking to make an exchange via cash, goods or services, a free market practice Read more »

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Girls’ Education is Focus of VOA-USAID Program

Nigerian girls are not enrolled in school due to poverty, early marriage, crowded classrooms, culture and poor infrastructure, said experts, government and religious leaders who spoke on “Girls’ Education” Thursday at a packed Town Hall meeting of about 3,000 people in the northern Nigerian city Read more »

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VOA Show to Iran Surges in Popularity, Creators Invited on

The creators of a Voice of America TV program broadcast to Iran called “Parazit,” which has drawn comparisons to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are to appear on Stewart’s Comedy Central show Thursday to discuss their program’s satirical look at Iranian politics and politicians. Read more »

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World Leaders Speak Out for Imprisoned Belarusian Protesters

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), and dozens of international leaders have taken to RFE’s airwaves in Belarus to call attention to the plight of hundreds of Belarusian activists jailed in the wake of the Read more »

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Alhurra Launches The Best of Al Youm

Building on the success of Alhurra’s flagship primetime show Al Youm, the network is expanding its programming to include a weekly special, The Best of Al Youm. Each week, The Best of Al Youm will showcase the preeminent reports that aired on Al Youm, highlighting Read more »

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