United States Agency for Global Media


RFA publishes Rebel Pepper e-Book with Hong Kong, Uyghur focus

January 9, 2020

“Rebel Pepper uses his trademark brand of political and social satire to focus on the pressing issues of the day for Radio Free Asia’s audiences. This new volume spotlights Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests and China’s mass oppression of the Uyghurs, bringing an incisive, artistic perspective to two of the most critical stories that RFA has covered extensively.” - RFA President Bay Fang

Bay Fang named Radio Free Asia’s new president

November 20, 2019

“Bay Fang is an excellent choice to lead Radio Free Asia. She brings rich expertise in journalism and foreign policy to ensure RFA fulfills its crucial mission in spite of overwhelming challenges throughout the region. Radio Free Asia leads the world in exposing atrocities in Xinjiang, Tibet, North Korea and throughout Southeast Asia. RFA is a lifeline for people living under repression -- giving them the truth and a voice.” - RFA and USAGM Board Chairman Ken Weinstein.

Radio Free Asia Uyghur journalist wins Magnitsky Human Rights Award

November 15, 2019

Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Uyghur Service journalist Gulchehra Hoja last night received a Magnitsky Human Rights Award at a ceremony in London for her reporting on the ongoing humanitarian and human rights crisis in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

RFA Statement on the charges against former RFA journalists in Cambodia

August 8, 2019

The circumstances under which Radio Free Asia closed its office in Cambodia have become a topic of scrutiny in the ongoing trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of former RFA journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin. With the trial due to resume on Friday, RFA would like to reiterate that it considers the charges brought against Chhin and Sothearin to be unsubstantiated and issue the following statement:

Radio Free Asia features recognized at 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards

June 25, 2019

Radio Free Asia (RFA) received honors for two news features at last night’s 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards, an annual juried competition recognizing achievements in broadcast media. RFA’s Mandarin Service won a Silver Medal in the News Features category for its “Gray Rhino” series, a set of short videos focused on China’s financial sector and its risks for ordinary citizens. RFA’s Korean Service’s “North Korean Refugees in Canada” was a finalist in the same category.

Radio Free Asia wins Murrow Award for ‘709’ crackdown video

June 18, 2019

Radio Free Asia won the National Murrow Award in the category of Excellence in Video for “The Women Against the State.” The video focuses on the aftermath of China’s “709” Crackdown– a nationwide roundup of lawyers and legal activists that began in July 2015 – and the wives of those still held in custody.

Radio Free Asia documentaries recognized at New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

April 11, 2019

Radio Free Asia (RFA) received honors at last night’s 2019 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards for two documentaries. RFA Khmer Service’s documentary on Hun Sen’s 1997 coup “Impunity or Justice” received a Bronze Medal in the Human Rights category while the Mandarin Service’s “Women against the State” feature was a finalist in the Special Reports category of the annual competition.

Radio Free Asia launches documentary on former Uyghur detainees

September 21, 2018

A Radio Free Asia (RFA) documentary, Behind the Walls: Three Uyghurs Detail their Experience in China's Secret 'Re-education' Camps, interviews former Uyghur inmates of the notorious “political re-education camps” in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).