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RFA Report Examines Challenges, Potential for Openness and Modernization in Burma

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WASHINGTON, DC – International development in Burma should be tied to measurable technology progress that advances freedom of expression, a report issued today by Radio Free Asia’s Open Technology Fund (OTF) advises. “Internet Access and Openness: Myanmar 2012” evaluates Burma’s existing ICT environment in light Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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Radio Free Asia President Responds to Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index

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Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 World Press Freedom Index, Radio Free Asia’s President Libby Liu said the survey’s findings show little signs of improvement in Asia with the exception of Burma. “Once again, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Read more »

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BBG Gov. Ashe in Cambodia

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe meets with broadcasters in Cambodia

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with broadcasters, human rights activists, U.S. officials and a jailed radio station chief during a recent visit to Cambodia. Ashe, who serves as Vice Chairman of the board of Radio Free Asia (RFA), spent two and a half fully-packed working Read more »

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BBG Journalists Cover Obama’s Second Inauguration

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Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States Jan. 21 and Broadcasting Board of Governors journalists were on hand to cover the day-long celebration for their audiences around the world. Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Alhurra Read more »

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Bringing the Presidential Inauguration to the World

Workers make final preparation for the inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.

Washington, D.C. – As the public swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama for his second term takes place, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists will be there to provide complete coverage of the day’s events along with expert commentary on U.S. policy, the 44th President Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s Year in Review Video

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Radio Free Asia takes a look back some of the many stories it covered during 2012, including protest in Tibet, new freedoms in Burma, disappeared Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonimous Region of China, and others.

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BBG Journalists Worldwide Honored in 2012 for Skill, Talent and Courage

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Washington, DC – Journalists all around the world who work under the direction of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were recognized for their skill, talent and courage with dozens of awards from groups involved with media and the public interest in 2012. BBG journalists received Read more »

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