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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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Testimony by VOA Burmese Service Chief Before Congressional Human Rights Caucus

In an appearance this afternoon before a special session on Burma of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Voice of America (VOA) Burmese service chief Than Lwin Htun said that the situation in Burma is “anything but normal.” “Just this morning,” he continued, “residents in Mandalay, Read more »

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VOA and RFA Double Broadcasts to Burma

The Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are now broadcasting a total of seven hours a day to Burma in response the Burmese government’s crackdown

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Azerbaijani Radio License Approved for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America

September 10, 2007

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Statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman James K. Glassman and Voice of America Director Danforth W. Austin

We deeply regret and condemn the senseless murder of Ali Iman Sharmarke, a longtime friend of the Voice of America, and a courageous journalist committed to establishing a free press in his native Somalia. On Saturday, August 11, 2007, Mr. Sharmarke, co-owner and founder of Read more »

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BBG Renews Contract With Private Station in Armenia; RFE/RL Armenian Service Still Off Public Radio

Washington, DC–August 1, 2007, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has renewed a contract to carry the programs of Radio Liberty’s Armenian language service on a private radio network based in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The contract with AR Radio Intercontinental runs from August 15, Read more »

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Armenian Public Radio Refuses to Re-Sign Contract for Popular RFE/RL Programs

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and its oversight agency, the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) expressed dismay at Armenian Public Radio’s rejection of a new contract to continue carrying programs of RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. RFE/RL Armenian programs have been aired on Armenian Public Radio Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Broadcasters Recognized

A story on lead poisoning in the villages of northwest China has earned Radio Free Asia (RFA) a bronze medal at the New York Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards. Cantonese broadcasters Shiny Wo Tak Li and Nashi Ni won in the

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James K. Glassman Named Chairman of Broadcasting Board of Governors

Today, James K. Glassman was sworn in as the fourth chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military broadcasting. Glassman succeeds Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who has served as chairman since 2002. Glassman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Read more »

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RFA And VOA Win Human Rights Press Awards

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has congratulated Radio Free Asia (RFA) and the Voice of America (VOA) on receiving all four prizes for Chinese-language broadcasting at the recent Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said,

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