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RFE/RL Iran Coverage Cited Around the World

National Interest
June 30, 2009
Geoffrey Kemp argues in favor of legislation to increase funding for RFE/RL's Radio Farda.

Associated Press
June 29, 2009
An AP story about the challenges of foreign broadcasters in Iran mentions RFE/RL and quotes Radio Farda correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari

Boston Globe
June 28, 2009
An op-ed by Martha Bayles highlights the importance of Radio Farda in giving Iranians accurate and unbiased news.

Sky News

June 25, 2009
RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari tells Sky News Iranians remain frustrated.

Fox News - Fox & Friends
June 20, 2009
RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari discusses the role of young people in Iran.

The Washington Post
What do Iranians Want?
By RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin
June 16, 2009
In an op-ed, RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin discusses the role of the western world in Iran.

NBC - The Today Show
June 22, 2009
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) calls for increased funding for Radio Farda.

U.S. Senate - Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE)
June 19, 2009
Shortwave and medium wave transmissions of the Farsi-language Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Farda have been partially jammed.

The Wall Street Journal
Five Ways Obama Could Promote Freedom in Iran
By Dan Senor & Chris Whiton
June 17, 2009
Additional funding should be provided immediately for Radio Farda, an effective Persian-language radio, Internet and satellite property of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The Washington Post
Obama, the Less-Than-Great Defender
By Kathleen Parker
June 16, 2009
As Jeff Gedmin, president of Radio Free Europe, said to me on the phone today: "When we don't speak, that's also speaking."

The Los Angeles Times
Should Obama Emulate Bush on Iran?
By Michael Rubin
June 18, 2009
Raise Radio Farda's budget 10-fold.

Associated Press
BBC Enlisting New Satellites to Broadcast in Iran
June 20, 2009
U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, based in central Europe, is also working to step up its satellite program, according to spokesman Julian Knapp. He said interference had increased "on all fronts" but said the service used a variety of ways to stream content into the country, including stepping up shortwave broadcasting.

McClatchy
Iran's Senior Ayatollah Slams Election, Confirming Split
By Warren Strobel & Jonathan Landay
June 16, 2009
In a voicemail to U.S. government-funded Radio Farda, and posted on the Web site of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a woman who identified herself as Zeinab from the city of Shiraz said students gathered in front of university dormitories and protested peacefully.

CNN - Larry King Live
June 20, 2009
U.S. Representaive Ed Royce calls for increased funding for U.S. international broadcasting.

CNN - Anderson Cooper 360 Blog
Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Calls for New Elections
By Golnaz Esfandiari
June 18, 2009

The Daily Dish - Andrew Sullivan
Khameini's Quandry
June 19, 2009
The difficulties for Khamenei are only compounded by the fact that he personally possesses neither the unquestioned supremacy nor the charisma of the revolution’s founder to single-handedly define just what those core values are today.

The Huffington Post
Iran Election Live Blogging
By Nico Pitney
June 22, 2009
The U.S.-funded Radio Farda reports that over 180 Iranian journalists signed a letter today protesting severe restrictions on their ability to publish.

The Weekly Standard
Notes From Tehran
By John McCormack
June 18, 2009
Radio Farda sends along another letter it received from a journalist Teheran last night.

CNN - Anderson Cooper 360 Blog
Women at Forefront of Iranian Protests
By Golnaz Esfandiari
June 23, 2009
Millions of people in Iran and throughout the world have now seen a graphic amateur video of Neda’s apparent death on a street in central Tehran, after having been shot in the chest while attending one of the rallies with her father.

The Huffington Post
The Endless Cycle of Capturing Journalists
By Keely Field
June 25, 2009
Parnaz Azima, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, spent eight months under house arrest in Tehran in 2007. Since leaving Iran, she was convicted of "anti-state propaganda" and sentenced to two years in prison.

The Heritage Foundation
The Iranian Elections and Public Diplomacy 2.0
Helle Dale
June 19, 2009
Radio Free Europe is doing yeoman's work broadcasting 24 hours a day into Iran in Farsi through its service surrogate Radio Farda, providing critical information from the outside world for embattled Iranians listening on short wave radio.

The Weekly Standard
Radio Free Iran
By Victorino Matus
June 23, 2009
With a diminished number of Western reporters on the ground in Tehran, more and more of whom are getting arrested, much of the news out of Iran is based on the innumerable eyewitness reports that come by phone and Internet. Making sense of it all here in Prague is Rod Shahidi, director of Radio Farda.

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