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Radio Free Asia Takes Silver, Bronze at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON, DC – Two Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters were named winners of silver and bronze medals at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards ceremony last night. RFA’s Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur won silver in the international contest’s category of best coverage of Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Releases Interactive e-Book on 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown

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WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 24th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, Radio Free Asia released an interactive e-book in Mandarin Chinese, titled Tiananmen Incident in Historical Perspective. Consisting of multimedia content and eyewitness accounts, the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Responds to Freedom of the Press Findings

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu today responded to the findings of Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2013 report, which designated all six RFA broadcast countries – China, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and North Korea – as “not free” while citing Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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Winning Entry Documents Story of Former Tycoon Targeted by Bo Xilai WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the reporting category for hard news. The winning entry, “Billionaire Flees China’s Modern Day Red Terror,” submitted by RFA’s Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s Water Project Utilizes Citizen Journalism, Investigative Resources to Stress Crisis

Two boys wait as their mother carries water from a pond in central Burma where villagers must fetch water for all uses themselves. October 2012. [Photo credit: RFA/Tyler Chapman]

WASHINGTON, DC – As the global community marks World Water Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) focuses coverage and multimedia content on the state of freshwater sources and its availability in RFA broadcast countries. Coordinating efforts among its nine language services and using direct input from Read more »

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RFA Report Examines Challenges, Potential for Openness and Modernization in Burma

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WASHINGTON, DC – International development in Burma should be tied to measurable technology progress that advances freedom of expression, a report issued today by Radio Free Asia’s Open Technology Fund (OTF) advises. “Internet Access and Openness: Myanmar 2012” evaluates Burma’s existing ICT environment in light Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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Radio Free Asia President Responds to Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index

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Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 World Press Freedom Index, Radio Free Asia’s President Libby Liu said the survey’s findings show little signs of improvement in Asia with the exception of Burma. “Once again, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Top Environmental Journalism Prize

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Washington D.C. — Radio Free Asia’s multimedia investigative series exposing the extreme pollution of China’s Dong River was named today as a first-place winner by the Society of Environmental Journalists for its 2011-2012 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. “Disappearing River,” produced by RFA’s Cantonese Read more »

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