Radio Free Asia Takes Silver, Bronze at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON, DC – Two Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters were named winners of silver and bronze medals at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards ceremony last night. RFA’s Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur won silver in the international contest’s category of best coverage of an ongoing news story for his investigation into the enforced disappearance of Uyghurs after deadly ethnic unrest in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in July 2009. RFA Korean reporter Jinkuk Kim took bronze in the category of best human interest story for his piece on the mixed emotions of North Korean refugees who watched the U.S.-North Korea women’s soccer match in the 2012 London Olympics.