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Governor Armstrong Travels to SE Asia to Visit USIM Operations

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Before joining the rest of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its meeting in Prague, BBG member Matt Armstrong traveled to South East Asia to gain first-hand knowledge of the local media environment and of U.S. international media operations in the region. Armstrong’s tour included Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal at the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program Awards for its Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks. Titled, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Power Industry,” the Read more »

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Kokang Insurgents Declare Unilateral Cease-fire with Burmese Troops

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Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin and Myanmar services have had extensive coverage of the four months of hostilities between Burma’s ethnic Kokang group and Burmese forces. The ethnic group declared a unilateral cease-fire with forces on Thursday in a bid to bring stability to the region Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins Award for Excellence in Journalism

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today was named a winner of the Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. RFA’s Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Read more »

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RFA Covers Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar’s Kokang Region

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Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar and Mandarin services extensively covered the humanitarian crisis as refugees flee the conflict-torn Kokang region of Myanmar’s Shan State.

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RFA Launches New Edition of Asian Women’s e-Book

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched the second edition of an e-book profiling women from Asian countries and regions under authoritarian rule taking up the fight for human rights on their families’ and communities’ behalf. ‘It’s not OK’ Read more »

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RFA’s Tibetan Service Launches Satellite TV Broadcast

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WASHINGTON – Marking Losar, the Tibetan new year, Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service today launched its first satellite television broadcast. The half-hour program airs daily at 6 p.m. in China’s Tibetan regions and 3:30 p.m. in Dharamsala, India. “With the launch of RFA Tibetan’s daily Read more »

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RSF’s Index Paints “Grim Picture” of Press Freedom’s Future in Asia: RFA President

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“In all of RFA’s countries, press freedom ​continues to be​ under threat and under attack,” Liu said. “The seriousness of the situation is evidenced in areas once considered ​the few ​bright spots of our broadcast regions.”

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Radio Sawa Interviews Father of Jordanian Pilot Killed by ISIL

Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, talks with Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  at their home village of Ai near Karak, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

In an interview with Radio Sawa, Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIL, said that he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah before he learned that his son was killed. King Abdullah had promised al-Kasasbeh that the pilot’s blood will Read more »

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World Responds to Jailings of RFA Uyghur Service Reporter’s Brothers

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Chinese authorities have long targeted Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service journalist Shohret Hoshur for his coverage of sensitive issues in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Last year, Shohret’s three brothers were jailed for “violating state security laws” and allegedly “leaking state secrets” after discussing the Read more »

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