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Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

Screen shot from Television Marti’s Antena Live newscast

On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in Read more »

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Human Rights Day on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

Alhurra Human Rights programming

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special programming for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th. Alhurra interviewed Egyptian women from different backgrounds and discussed the Egyptian constitution’s impact on the rights of women. It aired a report on high profile Read more »

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BBG Decries Ongoing Threats to Journalists Worldwide, Calls on United Nations to Act

BBG logo

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors joined other international media organizations today in urging United Nations action to protect journalists worldwide as threats and attacks against members of the media continued to mount. In a statement released today, seven leading government-supported international media organizations Read more »

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Cuban Activist Antúnez Visits the Martís

Antúnez addresses the staff of the Martís

MIAMI- Jorge Luis García-Pérez, a human rights activist some have called “Cuba’s Nelson Mandela,” visited the Martís on August 13 to express his gratitude for the reliable and accurate news coverage the Miami broadcaster provides. García-Pérez, who is also known as Antúnez, is well known across Read more »

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Cuban Activists, Ladies in White, Visit the Martís

Berta Soler, on Radio Martí’s daily live show, Con Voz Propia

Three members of the human rights activist group known as the Ladies in White visited the Martí studios to meet the staff and to appear as guests on Radio and TV Martí programs. Laura María Labrada, Berta Soler and Belkis Cantillo have been regular contributors Read more »

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Cambodian Activist Mam Sonando Tells VOA He Won’t Give in to Pressure

Mam Sonando in the radio booth with VOA reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cambodian activist and independent radio station owner Mam Sonando, who was recently released from jail, told VOA Monday that Beehive Radio will continue to air stories on sensitive subjects, despite pressure from authorities. Speaking in Washington on the Cambodian language program, Hello Read more »

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Burma President Questioned on Rights Issues at VOA Town Hall Event

Burmese President Thein Sein (left) at live VOA town hall event on May 19 in Washington with Burmese Service Chief Lwin Htun Than.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Burmese President Thein Sein defended his government’s record on human rights issues before a live studio audience at Voice of America Sunday, the first day of his visit to the United States. President Thein Sein, who is scheduled to meet with President Read more »

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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 Read more »

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