Awards to RFA and RFE/RL broadcasters for productions about Uyghur, Iranian, and Armenian women.

Posted: 25 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"Radio Free Asia is a proud recipient of American Women in Radio & Television’s Gracie Allen Award this year. In recognition of this honor, RFA President Libby Liu praised the team behind RFA’s winning entry, 'Half the Xinjiang Sky,' a multimedia Web page focusing on in-depth coverage, images, and video relevant to Uyghur women following the deadly events in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Guangdong province in the summer of 2009." RFA, 24 February 2010.
     "'Women In Shroud,' a documentary coproduced by RFE/RL's Radio Farda broadcaster Mohammad Reza Kazemi, was awarded by the Cinema For Peace initiative that promotes humanity through film. The film explores the injustice toward women in Iran’s legal system and the 'Stoning of Soraya M.' by director Cyrus Nowrasteh, shared the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice at a February 15 gala ceremony attended by stars and personalities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev. The ceremony was held on the sidelines of the International Berlin Film Festival." RFE/RL, 21 February 2010.
     "Seda Papoyan, a RFE/RL Armenian Service journalist in the Yerevan bureau, won a 'Silver Microphone' award in a prestigious competition aimed at covering the achievements of women in political, economic and social spheres. ... Seda’s story for Radio Azatutyun profiled a group of four young Armenian women who organized a bicycle trip from Yerevan to Batumi and back. The women are artists and activists who planned the tour in order to call attention to the changing role of women in Armenian society and also to show that bicycle travel can be an environmental means of transportation." RFE/RL, 8 February 2010.