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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

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Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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VOA’s “OnTen” Wins CINE Award

Graphic with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, produced for the 45th episode of the award winning VOA program "OnTen."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s OnTen, a satirical weekly television program that covers and often pokes fun at Iranian officialdom, has been honored with a 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Awards are selected twice a year by juries of leading professionals Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Iran After the Election of Hassan Rohani

Newly elected president Rowhani speaks to reporters

The ballots have been cast and Hassan Rohani has been chosen as Iran’s new president. The cleric and former military commander, who also led Iran’s nuclear negotiations and served in parliament, campaigned on the desire for more free expression and fewer political jailings. He used Read more »

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“OnTen” Exclusive: Bono Offers Message of Solidarity to People of Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2 and co-founder of the advocacy group ONE, reached out to the people of Iran today, with a special message broadcast by VOA’s irreverent satirical program OnTen. In his four-minute video, aired to coincide with Read more »

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Despite Threats, BBG Provides Special Programming Ahead of Iranian Election

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Washington, DC – As the Iranian presidential race narrows in the final days before the June 14 election, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ multimedia networks are tracking breaking news, citizen reactions and political shifts with unbiased news and accurate information, despite increasing threats to its Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iranian Election Countdown

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As Iranians count down to Friday’s presidential elections, RFE/RL and Radio Farda are rolling out singular coverage drawing on direct reporting in and from Iran, before, during and after the polls close. *** On Friday June 14, Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari will live-blog the latest news Read more »

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VOA Covers Iran Election with TV Special

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is covering Iran’s June 14th Presidential election with a live television special that includes interviews with members of the U.S. Congress, reaction from voters, and segments from polling stations in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. VOA Persian Read more »

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As Elections Loom, So Do Threats Against Radio Farda

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WASHINGTON -  With elections set for next week, authorities in Iran have stepped up harassment of family members of Radio Farda journalists in an apparent effort to undermine one of the few independent news sources available to voters. “The harassment has intensified in the past several weeks, as Read more »

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Investigative Reporting Takes RFE/RL to Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia and Russia

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been busy investigating several stories involving political scheming from Iraq to Russia. The Swedish-based telecommunications giant TeliaSonera has been under investigation for allegedly paying massive bribes to Uzbek presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova. Correspondents Daisy Sindelar and Farruh Yusupov report that Read more »

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VOA Airs Banned Film “Rhino Season” in Iran

Screen shots from banned film "Rhino Season"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The award winning film, Rhino Season, by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, airs on the Voice of America’s Persian Service today, after the filmmaker granted exclusive rights to broadcast the movie into Iran. The film, which has been banned by the Iranian government, Read more »

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