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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate […]

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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Winning Entry Documents Story of Former Tycoon Targeted by Bo Xilai WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the reporting category for hard news. The winning entry, “Billionaire Flees China’s Modern Day Red Terror,” submitted by RFA’s […]

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VOA Mobile Site Gets New Look, Features

screenshots of VOA's mobile site

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Listening to your favorite VOA programs, reading headlines from around the world, or keeping up with science and technology, are now easier than ever on your smart phone with Voice of America’s new improved mobile site. “The site is now more organized and […]

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Alhurra Brings Reaction and Context to the Bombings in Boston

Alhurra correspondent gets reaction from people in Boston

As soon as the news broke about the twin bombing at the Boston Marathon, Alhurra went live with seven hours of continuous coverage. The network immediately dispatched a correspondent to Boston to cover the story from the ground. In addition to the news from Boston, […]

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McCue, Ashe Named To Head RFE/RL’s Corporate Board

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WASHINGTON DC –  The Board of Directors of RFE/RL, Inc. has approved the appointment of Susan McCue to serve as the Chair of RFE/RL’s corporate board, effective April 10, 2013.  McCue succeeds Dennis Mulhaupt, who resigned from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on April 9. […]

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Czech Embassy Hosts Media Panel For RFE/RL’s Vaclav Havel Fellows

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows Tahmina Taghiyeva, Irina Gotisan and Seda Stepanyan, at a 9 April panel discussion at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – The Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomed RFE/RL’s 2013 class of Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to discuss their work at an April 9 panel discussion “Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood.” After introductions by Petr Gandalovic, U.S. Ambassador of the Czech Republic, and […]

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Alhurra Named Finalist in the New York Festivals®

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Television has been named a finalist for two awards in the New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards – for Best News Correspondent/Reporter and Best Station/Image Promotion. Alhurra’s correspondent in Turkey Bashar Fahmi was nominated for Best News Correspondent/Reporter for his outstanding coverage of […]

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Rosa Maria Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Stop by the Martí’s

Rosa María Payá and OLPL on TV Marti

Cuban activists Rosa María Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo visited the Martí headquarters last week to participate as guests on Cuba Al Dia and Las Noticias Como Son. This was the first time the activists have been able to participate on the shows in […]

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BBG Highlights Strategic Interests in Transitioning Societies

April 11, 2013 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today discussed innovations across the agency in delivering independent news to transitioning societies, and the implications of the FY 2014 budget request for U.S. international media. Governors Michael Meehan and Victor Ashe focused at the start on the […]

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