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RFA Statement on the charges against former RFA journalists in Cambodia

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.