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Hello Countrymen: Afghan Independent Radio Stands on its Own

Jeanne Bourgault is President of the media development organization Internews. A decade ago, Afghanistan was one of the most information-poor countries on the planet, where television was banned and its entire national media consisted of a single radio station used solely for propaganda purposes. Today, one of the greatest success stories of Afghanistan is found […]

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Celebrating Media’s Impact on Development on World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day – a day established by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to celebrate the principles of press freedom and bring attention to the threats to media independence around the world.  USAID celebrates World Press Freedom Day and welcomes the opportunity to salute the professionalism and bravery of media […]

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How Free is Your Media? A USAID-Funded Tool Provides Insight

On May 3, the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day. Reflecting on the day’s events, a few important questions arise about what role the media plays in a community and in a democracy. First, how does freedom of the press compare to freedom of speech? Not only do journalists need freedom to speak and write […]

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USAID in the News

It was a lively week for USAID in the media as several prominent outlets featured our work in different regions of the world, showcasing the great variety of ways in which which the Agency helps bring hope to people around the globe. National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” featured a piece on efforts to assist in building up the civil […]

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