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Bashar Fahmi missing 5 years
Alhurra Television marks five years since correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria on August 20, 2012. There has been no word of his whereabouts or well-being since.
FSB documents cited in earlier testimony will not be allowed in the trial. The judge scheduled the next hearing in the trial for August 31.
Witnesses and experts called by the defense sought to discredit the results of a linguistic examination in a new hearing in the trial of Mykola Semena.
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Every week, more than 278 million million listeners, viewers and Internet users around the world turn on, tune in and log onto U.S. international broadcasting programs. The day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual BBG international broadcasters.
Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.6 million people around the world.
RFE/RL reaches 26.9 million people in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.
OCB oversees Radio and Television Martí at its headquarters in Miami, Florida. Combined with the online platform, martinoticias.com, the Martís are a one-of-a-kind service that brings unbiased, objective information to all Cubans.
RFA journalists provide uncensored, fact-based news to citizens of these countries, among the world’s worst media environments.
MBN is the non-profit news organization that operates Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa and MBN Digital reaching audiences in 22 countries across the Middle East and North Africa.
“I am a long-time listener of VOA. In the 1970s, I listened to VOA secretly as it was labeled ‘the enemy station.’ In the 1980s, I was able to record VOA radio programs on cassette tapes. Today I download your video programs.”
Fan of VOA Chinesetranslated from Mandarin