An Alhurra TV Exclusive with Sec. Panetta on Iran, Syria

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

In his first interview with an Arabic television network, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addressed the international community’s response to Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian uprising, the consequences of any military action and the reaction to the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan. The following are excerpts of his interview:

RFE/RL, Czech Republic Announce Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship

Vaclav Havel

Washington, D.C. — In a tribute to the life and work of Vaclav Havel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL announce the launch of the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The inaugural Vaclav Havel fellow, Franak Viachorka, will be in Washington for a week of training beginning on March 19, and will also be recognized at a reception hosted by the Czech Embassy.