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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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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language Read more »

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RFA President Responds to Press Freedom Findings

Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu

Washington D.C. — Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu responded to Freedom House’s 2012 Freedom of the Press survey that classified all six of RFA’s broadcast countries as “Not Free” with North Korea as the worst-rated country on the Read more »

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RFA Honored at Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards

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Washington, D.C. —  Radio Free Asia won two awards at the 16th annual Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents Club, Amnesty International, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. RFA’s video documentary series on human trafficking in Asia won in the Read more »

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Dalai Lama Discusses BBG and Tibet with Meehan, Liu

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Chicago — In a meeting today with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the president of Radio Free Asia discussed the BBG’s plan to strengthen U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America’s Tibetan service and RFA. “We Read more »

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