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Aleh Hruzdzilovich, video journalist for RFE’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, was detained by

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Alima Abdirova, who was denied a lawyer at her trial over the weekend, was sued over findings publis

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Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups.

RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

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Abdulmalik Boboev, VOA Uzbek Service

In October 2010, VOA Uzbek Service reporter Abdulmalik Boboev was fined more than $10,000 by an Uzbek court that convicted him of slander, insult and publishing information harmful to the public peace.  Boboev had faced eight years in jail on the charges for simply reporting […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXs8Uzhpf78 Armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studi

Armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studios Sunday night, October 9, during its live broadcast of its nightly news magazine show Al Youm. The program was broadcasting live reports on the violent clashes between Copt demonstrators and soldiers in nearby Maspero. The armed men, […]

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VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four […]

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García […]

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

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In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. […]

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For BBG Gov. Ashe, a Busy SE Asia Agenda

BBG Gov. Ashe with RFA staff

[nggallery id=32 template=bbg-carousel]BBG Gov. Victor Ashe wraps up his tour of Southeast Asian broadcast facilities this week with a series of meetings in Thailand, including stops at the offices of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Bangkok. Earlier, Ashe visited the Bangkok Transmitter […]

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Alhurra Interviews George Clooney Outside the Sudanese Embassy

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Prior to his arrest outside the Sudanese Embassy, actor and activist George Clooney spoke to Alhurra’s Khaled Khairy about his stand against the Sudanese government. In the brief interview, Clooney stated that the Sudanese government should allow humanitarian aid into that country. He went on […]

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