Aung Ko Htway was released from a Yangon prison Friday morning after serving out a sentence of two years and six months for “incitement.”
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 (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 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 (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.
Award-winning journalist joins RFA as new Managing Director for Southeast Asia, overseeing the network's coverage of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
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).
RFA president statement in response to the release of former RFA Khmer Service journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin.
RFA's founding President Richard “Dick” Richter passes away on June 29, 2018.
RFA aired its last original TV broadcast on the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) network on Myanmar’s MRTV channel on June 11, following the Myanmar government's requirement that DVB not carry programming if the word “Rohingya” continued to be used.