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Radio Free Asia Wins Human Rights Press Award

HONG KONG, April 1, 2008-Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese service took top honors at Hong Kong’s 12th Annual Human Rights Press Awards for its reporting on forced abortions that led to riots and an official investigation in the southwestern Chinese province of Guangxi.   Fung Pui Read more »

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VOA and RFA Increase Broadcasts to Tibet

U.S. international radio broadcasts to Tibet will increase by four hours daily beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 a.m. local time in Lhasa. “The violent crackdown by Chinese authorities in Tibet compels us to increase our broadcasts,” said James K. Glassman, Chairman of the Read more »

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Statement from the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors On Iranian Member of Parliament Nouradin Pirmoazen

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores threats by a senior Iranian official against reformist lawmaker Nouradin Pirmoazen, who criticized government actions in the run-up to Iran’s March 14 Parliamentary elections during an exclusive interview with the Voice of America’s Persian News Network. In the Read more »

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors on the Launch of BBC Arabic TV

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) welcomes the addition of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into the vibrant Arabic television marketplace with the launch of its Arabic Television Channel next week. “We welcome another pluralistic voice in the critical media market of the Middle East,” Read more »

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Closure of Independent Media in Armenia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) strongly objects to the blackout of independent media in Armenia. Under the state of emergency rules that went into effect on March 2, media were ordered to cite only official sources when covering national news, and the Voice of Read more »

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Statement by the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the Iranian government’s baseless sentencing of RFE/RL journalist Parnaz Azima to one year in prison for “spreading anti-state propaganda.” “Tried and convicted in absentia, Ms. Azima has done nothing more than report the news,” said James K. Glassman, Read more »

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United States Broadcasting Board of Governors Issues Statement Critical of Arab Broadcasting Charter

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has criticized adoption of a new broadcasting charter on February 12, 2008 by Arab information ministers and is urging the League of Arab States to reconsider the decision. In a statement released today, the BBG says the new Read more »

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on the Death of Congressman Tom Lantos

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2008 – The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors express their deepest regret at the passing of Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA).  Chairman Lantos was a tireless defender of human rights and freedom of the press, and an indefatigable guardian of Read more »

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FY 2009 Budget Request for U.S. International Broadcasting

The fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) introduces new broadcast initiatives to reach audiences in critical areas of the world, including the Middle East, Iran, Somalia, Russia, China and Venezuela. The Administration

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Alisher Saipov, Journalist Reporting for the Voice of America, Killed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Alisher Saipov, a journalist who reported extensively for the Voice of America (VOA), was killed outside his office earlier today in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Mr. Saipov reported for VOA

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