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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 […]

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New VOA FM Transmitter Launched in South Sudan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Voice of America FM transmitter officially signed on today in South Sudan, offering a high quality signal to listeners in the capital of the world’s newest country. VOA English to Africa Service Chief Sonya Lawrence Green told dignitaries and fans […]

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World Poetry Day at the BBG

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In celebration of World Poetry Day, here is a sample of the extraordinary poetry programs and projects from across the BBG. Russia RFE/RL’s Russian Service paired up with the English Pen Club to translate into Russian a collection of “Poems for Pussy Riot” by English […]

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VOA Marks Nowruz Holiday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America is celebrating the Persian New Year with 14 hours of special Nowruz programing, including a holiday message from President Barack Obama, live musical performances and a screening of the film, America So Beautiful. VOA Persian Service coverage began Tuesday […]

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez visits BBG

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Cuban blogger and free speech advocate Yoani Sánchez met with BBG officials amid a Washington visit that included top U.S. lawmakers and diplomats.  During the trip, Sánchez  emphasized the need to support independent journalists and human rights activists on the island.   She is on an […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark 10 Years Since the Iraq War

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Alhurra, Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage to mark the 10 years since the start of the Iraq war in 2003. Sectarian conflict, media and the arts, status of women, changes in the educational system, the impact on the Kurdistan region and religious […]

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RFE/RL Profiles Five Iconic Individuals of the Iraq War

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To mark the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Radio Free Iraq and correspondent Ron Synovitz have profiled five iconic individuals, their lives in transition since the war, and how they came to represent various issues. Build-Up To War: Ahmed Chalabi […]

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Prime Minister discusses Libyan Affairs on Alhurra

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In an interview yesterday with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stated that he hopes Libya regains its status within the international community in two years. He expressed his reservations about the proposed “political isolation law,” warning that it might exclude […]

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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 […]

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Website Showcasing News From Around the World Debuts Today

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Washington, DC – Breaking international news gathered by one of the world’s most extensive networks of journalists can now be found in one place thanks to a new online initiative by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Today marks the launch of the BBG’s Global News […]

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