RFA leads world in reporting on deadly ethnic violence in China’s Northwest


In the last week of August, Radio Free Asia’s exclusive reports on ethnic unrest continuing to erupt in China’s northwest shaped international coverage on the tensions involving the minority Uyghurs. Since July 2009, when deadly riots erupted after a demonstration, Chinese authorities have kept much of the region under constant lock down, making it almost inaccessible for outside journalists to enter or report on the situation there.

Radio Free Asia Wins at 2012 New York Festivals®


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.