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Azerbaijan’s “Spy Network” Charge Escalates Pressure On RFE/RL Journalists

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(WASHINGTON — February 18, 2014) Accusations of espionage were made against two journalists from RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service this week, marking an escalation of longstanding campaigns to silence them. Investigative reporter and Radio Azadliq journalist Khadija Ismayilova was summoned to Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s office today as a witness in Read more »

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BBG to Examine Middle East Broadcasting and Regional Perceptions of the U.S.

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Springfield, VA, headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks on February 25. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa and feature a panel Read more »

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RFA Wins Gracie for Exposé on ‘Birth Tourism’ in Saipan

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a Gracie Award for its Cantonese Service’s exposé, “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship in Saipan,” in the category of investigative program or feature. Sponsored by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM), the annual Gracies recognize Read more »

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RFE/RL Celebrates World Radio Day’s Efforts To Empower Women

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(WASHINGTON — February 13, 2014) RFE/RL celebrates this year’s UNESCO’s World Radio Day and its focus on empowering women through the reach of radio. For more than 60 years, RFE/RL has used radio to provide uncensored news and discussion in countries where free press has been banned Read more »

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VOA Interviews Afghan Presidential Candidates

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Afghan Presidential election draws closer, Voice of America’s Afghan Service is airing a series of exclusive interviews with the candidates, who discuss major issues facing the country and take questions from viewers. “This is an opportunity for our audience to Read more »

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Alhurra Commemorates Its 10th Anniversary

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(Springfield, Va.)–Feb. 14th marks 10 years of Alhurra Television broadcasting accurate and objective news and information to 22 countries in the Middle East. The 24/7 Arabic-language television network provides news and analysis about the region and the United States to more than 20 million viewers Read more »

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Richard Stengel to Begin Working With BBG

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Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel will soon begin working with the Broadcasting Board of Governors as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  His duties will include representing Secretary of State John Kerry to the BBG. “We are extremely fortunate to Read more »

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VOA Named Top Station in Somalia

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A Somali-based media organization has named VOA the “Top International Radio Station” in Somalia. VOA’s Harun Maruf was named the “Best Journalist of 2013” among international broadcasters. The first-ever survey by the Mogadishu-based Somali Centre for Media and Studies (SOCMAS) focused on three areas: news Read more »

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Town Hall Meeting Engages Community in Rural Burundi

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More than 1,000 people gathered in rural Burundi on January 26 to discuss the topic of family planning and other public health issues. The BBG’s Office of Development organized the town hall in Kirundo, a city about 135 miles from Bumjumbara, the capital of Burundi. Read more »

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VOA Burmese Chief Participates in USIP Myanmar Report

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VOA’s Than Lwin Htun and other well-known Burma specialists were on hand for the release of a U.S. Institute of Peace report on the developing media landscape in Burma. Lwin, the head of VOA’s Burmese Service, was a member of the assessment team for the Read more »

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