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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

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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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RFE/RL Honors Top 5 Reports of 2012

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Journalists working for RFE/RL take big risks to tell important stories. In late January, the company gave special recognition to five of the most compelling reports produced in 2012, chosen from among 36 winners of RFE/RL’s monthly in-house competitions. # Radio Svoboda correspondent Irina Chevtayeva Read more »

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Cyber Attacks Target Radio Farda Journalists

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Prague – An Iranian campaign against independent media that resulted in the recent arrests of more than a dozen journalists in Tehran has reached journalists outside the country, including as many as 15 Radio Farda journalists who have been targeted with sophisticated online attacks. Like their Read more »

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EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

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The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East. “Access to information is a universal human right and an essential component for democracy. We Read more »

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US, European Broadcasters Condemn Jamming From Syria

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Washington, D.C. — Major US and European broadcasters are charging that deliberate electronic interference, known as jamming, that has intermittently disrupted satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East since the start of this week is emanating from Syria. The jamming has hit satellites operated Read more »

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Iranian Jamming Disrupts U.S. International Broadcasting Across Several Continents

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Washington, D.C. — Iranian jamming of U.S. government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors has found. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of Read more »

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