Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom
Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards | VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas | BBG’s Victor Ashe, Rep. Walter Jones Re-Dedicate Murrow Transmitting Station | Fresh off the Presses: BBG’s 2011 Annual Report | Nigerian VP Sambo Visits VOA | Board Stresses Audience Growth and Administrative Consolidation, the Facts about Shortwave, and more…
Honoring Brave and Dedicated BBG Journalists on World Press Freedom Day
As part of the annual World Press Freedom Day commemorations, the BBG has launched a Tumblr page that shines a spotlight on the violence and intimidation facing our journalists around the world. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has produced video report on threats to press freedom in its broadcast region, including the disturbing smear campaign targeting Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan. (VIDEO) Ismayilova has won the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2012 Courage in Journalism award
|The International Women’s Media Foundation announced on World Press Freedom Day (May 3) that it would honor RFE’s Ismayilova with its Courage in Journalism award. Watch the videohighlighting her case.
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