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VOA Debuts Bambara in Mali

VOA in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America today launched broadcasts in a key regional language in the troubled West African nation of Mali, where Islamic militants continue to resist French and African forces trying to oust them from their strongholds. The 30-minute VOA program in Bambara, […]

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Radio Liberty Celebrates 60 Years Defending Free Speech

RFE/RL President Kevin Klose introduces Lyudmila Alekseyeva and David Satter at the Dialogue on Liberty to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Radio Liberty broadcast to Russia

WASHINGTON , D.C. –  “Listen! Listen! Today, a new radio station, Liberation, begins its broadcasts.” Those words, spoken by broadcaster Sergei Dubrovsky on March 1, 1953, were the first to be transmitted by Radio Liberty, a new voice with a mission to promote “the principles of […]

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

BBG Governor Susan McCue speaks with human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group […]

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VOA Journalist Attacked in Pakistan

Reporters in danger

WASHINGTON D.C. – Voice of America is urging authorities in Pakistan to take additional steps to protect journalists in the volatile Northwestern Tribal areas, where a reporter for a local TV network was killed today and a VOA journalist narrowly escaped harm in a shooting […]

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Citizen Journalism Training in Moldova Teaches Ethics and Innovation

Citizen journalists shooting personal introductions for their new group Facebook page:  Alexander Doroshenko (far left), reporter at NGO Media Center in Tiraspol, Transnistria; Elena Ratoi, PR coordinator at Public Association "Motivation"; RFE/RL's Diana Raileanu and Liliana Barbarosie (far right).

Chisinau, Moldova — Sixteen Moldovan journalists and civil society activists, keen on using media as a tool to make government more transparent, have just completed a Broadcasting Board of Governors-sponsored workshop that focused on using mobile phones and new media tools to promote the free […]

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RFE/RL Examines Russia’s Adoption Debate

Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson says of Max Shatto: "This kid's a Texas kid. He lived in Texas. He lived in my county. And my interest here is the death of that child and to find out what happened."

The death last month of 3-year old adoptee Max Shatto, or Maksim Kuzmin as he is known in Russia, has again put international adoptions at the forefront of U.S.-Russian relations. RFE/RL’s original coverage on this issue — from the adoption ban Russia enacted at the […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating […]

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BBG Launches “Behind-the-Scenes” Blog

The word Notebook over a photo of a man using a video camera

Notebook, a new blog, features an insider look at U.S. international broadcasting.  Notebook includes first-person interviews on current and historic events across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ enterprise. “Drawing from historic and contemporary events, we want to showcase first-person accounts of interesting happenings across international […]

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BBG Highlights Broadcasters’ Quality Work in the Face of Danger

Governor Mulhaupt presiding over the Feb board breifing

Washington, D.C. – At its February meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors recognized the dangers and challenges faced by BBG journalists around the world. The Board renewed its call for information on missing Alhurra TV reporter Bashar Fahmi, who has been incommunicado for six months […]

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RFE/RL Mixes It Up with Live Blogs, Google+ Hangout

(from left to right) RFE/RL's Siranuysh Gevorgyan, Ruzanna Stepanyan and Hrair Tamrazian during a live Google+ Hangout broadcast from Yerevan on December 13, 2013. Not pictured are Richard Giragosian, founding director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), and Artur Papyan, a journalist with RFE/RL's Armenian Service and author of the blog "The Armenian Observer," who also participated in the Google+ Hangout. (Credit: azatutyun.am/ RFE/RL)

The February 18 Armenian presidential elections offered a platform for innovative and collaborative coverage by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. Service Director Hrair Tamrazian landed interviews with all major candidates, including incumbent president Serzh Sarkisian. On February 13, RFE/RL’s inaugural Google+ Hangout launched with an election rundown […]

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