USAGM Chief Executive Officer Amanda Bennett will travel to The Netherlands, Latvia, and Czechia from March 28 —April 6. Her trip will showcase U.S. support for press freedom and information access, USAGM efforts to counter disinformation with factual reporting, and to recognize agency efforts in informing, engaging, and connecting people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.
USAGM expands Russian-language programming to Europe
In response to the growing need for reliable Russian-language news and information in Central and Eastern Europe, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) announced it is expanding its satellite distribution of Current Time TV.
USAGM CEO announces new Senior Advisor on External Affairs
Today, USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett announced that Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau will serve as a senior advisor on External Affairs.
RFA names News Standards Editor and Investigative Team Director
Radio Free Asia named Steve Springer as its News Standards & Best Practices Editor and Boer Deng as Director of RFA’s new Investigative Team — two newly created roles.
New partnership provides fact checking support to combat on Russian disinformation in Cuba
Radio and Television Martí and the Ukrainian fact-checking outlet, StopFake.org, today launched a joint project to counter Spanish-language Russian propaganda circulating in Cuba.
USAGM-funded content reaching Afghan audiences, despite Taliban censorship efforts
Taliban efforts to block Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty content have been largely ineffective thanks to transmission partnerships and censorship circumvention support from USAGM.
VOA’s Eastern Europe Chief to receive 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize
Voice of America’s Eastern Europe Chief Myroslava Gongadze will be awarded the 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, the Center announced today.
RFE/RL President and CEO Jamie Fly advocates for Azattyk in visit to Kyrgyzstan
As the Kyrgyz government takes steps to shut down Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Kyrgyz Service, known locally as Azattyk, President and CEO Jamie Fly visited Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to advocate for the Service and media freedom in the country.
Ukraine a Year After the Russian Invasion: A Look Ahead
RFE/RL expands broadcasts to Afghanistan despite Taliban ban
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) award-winning programming is now available 24 hours a day for millions of Afghan listeners who have come to rely on the broadcaster in the last two decades. Two months after the Taliban removed RFE/RL from AM and FM radio transmitters in Afghanistan, Azadi, as RFE/RL is known locally, is doubling its time on air providing Afghans with independent news in the Dari and Pashto languages. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time, Azadi is broadcasting on mediumwave on 1296 kHz, while during the second half of the day, programming is available on shortwave.
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