Radio Free Asia series on China nuclear risks wins at New York Festivals

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 series follows on RFA’s revelations in June 2010 when a nuclear power plant in close proximity to Hong Kong leaked radioactive material. It won in the juried contest’s category of Best Investigative Reporting.

Kokang insurgents declare unilateral cease-fire with Burmese troops

Group of protestors sit together in a group

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 and prevent the clashes from disrupting general elections scheduled for later this year, an official with the group said.