Tag Archives: Radio Free Asia

RFA Providing Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

About 30 students swore to fight for universal suffrage outside of the Hong Kong government headquarter and said they will participate in the class boycott organized by the Federation of Students on September 26. (photo by Lau Wan)

Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese and Mandarin services have been closely covering the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and providing accurate and unbiased news about the developments to audiences in mainland China. The thousands of students and concerned Hong Kong citizens are expressing discontent with Beijing over Read more »

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RFA Launches Portal for Myanmar Coverage

Myanmar opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses an audience in Yangon, Myanmar at an August 2013 event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the student-led uprising in 1988, also known as 8888. (RFA Photo)

Marking the 8888 Uprising when student-led demonstrators called for democratic reform in Myanmar 26 years ago, Radio Free Asia takes a closer look at a country emerging from five decades of military junta rule. Through video, slideshows, and news reports, RFA examines the conflicts, challenges, Read more »

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RFA Covers China’s Crackdown on Religion

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie in detention in February 2014.

As a part of its continuing coverage on China’s increasing religious crackdown, Radio Free Asia spoke with the family of a Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison. Zhang Shaojie was charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order,” a move Read more »

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RFA Wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal in the category of Best Human Interest Story at the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards for RFA’s Cantonese Service exposé on Chinese “birth tourism,” “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship Read more »

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BBG Networks Among Finalists in New York Festivals

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Finalists for the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Competition have been announced and four networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are among the honorees. Radio Sawa is nominated for Best Coverage of a Breaking News Story for its coverage of the protests and Read more »

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Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

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To commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3), reporters from around the globe, leaders of U.S. international media, and other staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today released an interactive presentation containing video testimonials that underscore the importance of press freedom. BBG-supported news and Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Vietnamese Bloggers Event Ahead of World Press Freedom Day

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Netizens Joined by Experts from U.S. State Department, Google, and other groups WASHINGTON – Marking the upcoming commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted “Towards a Free Media in Vietnam” featuring six Vietnam-based bloggers and digital activists, Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Revamps Water Project for World Water Day

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In time for World Water Day 2014, on March 22, Radio Free Asia has redesigned its Water Project site to increase attention to the continuing water crisis in its broadcast countries. The interactive site, which calls for direct input from RFA listeners, has been updated Read more »

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RFA Wins Gracie for Exposé on ‘Birth Tourism’ in Saipan

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a Gracie Award for its Cantonese Service’s exposé, “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship in Saipan,” in the category of investigative program or feature. Sponsored by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM), the annual Gracies recognize Read more »

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BBG Statement on Media in Cambodia

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This week the Cambodian government has taken steps to restrict independent press, including denying expanded licensing for an independent radio station, cracking down on protestors supporting the independent media, and issuing a report accusing Radio Free Asia and Voice of America of manipulating the news. Read more »

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