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

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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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Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra

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A group of Syrian journalists who were in the United States as part of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program paid a visit to Alhurra Television, Thursday, August 22, to learn about the network’s operation and news coverage.  During their visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Read more »

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BBG Condemns Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a directive issued by the Cambodian government that forbids the broadcasting of all foreign programming for 31 days prior to the July 28 election. The directive affects all FM radio stations broadcasting Radio Free Asia and Voice of Read more »

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

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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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Belarus Prosecutor’s Office Warns Radio Svaboda Journalist

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WASHINGTON , DC – Veteran Belarus Service journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich was officially warned by the Minsk municipal prosecutor’s office about violating Belarus’ “Law on Mass Media.” Any subsequent warning could result in Hruzdzilovich being stripped of his official accreditation to work as a journalist in Belarus. Read more »

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Freedom House: Global Press Freedom at 10-Year Low

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From the BBG Strategy Blog… Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Paraguay, and Thailand are all downgraded to “Not Free” by Freedom House. Major international broadcasters release a joint statement on World Press Freedom Day… Just one in six people live in a country with a free press Read more »

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its broadcasters will take time to remember the journalists we’ve lost, reflect on the challenges we face, and move forward as we continue to provide news and analysis to those who don’t have Read more »

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Media Freedom Faces ‘Greatest Challenge Since the Cold War’

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Media freedom faces its greatest challenge since the Cold War with Internet blocking, satellite jamming and the return of shortwave jamming said a group of leading international broadcasters today. The statement issued on behalf of the representatives of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Responds to Freedom of the Press Findings

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu today responded to the findings of Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2013 report, which designated all six RFA broadcast countries – China, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and North Korea – as “not free” while citing Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports Threats Against Azerbaijan Journalists Ismayilova and Hasanov

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(WASHINGTON — April 26, 2013) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports persistent campaigns of intimidation against two of its Radio Azadliq journalists, Khadija Ismayilova and Yafez Hasanov, in retaliation for their reporting. The threats to these Azerbaijan Service reporters come days before a UN-mandated review of Azerbaijan’s human Read more »

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