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Washington — Radio Free Asia Uyghur service broadcaster Shohret Hoshur won a gold medal at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards in the category of best coverage of a breaking news story. In addition, three broadcasters from RFA’s Korean service were named as finalists in separate categories as announced at the international broadcasting contest’s awards reception June 18 in New York.

Photo: A North Korean Rocket

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VOA Korean Service reporter Sungwon Baik is traveling in North Korea to cover the centenary of the late North Korean president Kim Il Sung. On Sunday, April 8, Baik and other foreign journalists were allowed a firsthand look at the North’s missile launching site. (Photo by Sungwon Baik)