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… Reports from Radio Free Asia, a Washington-based news service whose Uighur-language service has reported extensively on Xinjiang, have described trains full of detainees shipped from the region to prisons in other parts of China.
… The Radio Free Asia Burmese service reported artillery shells landed in the village of Mawhit, killing three women and two children.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
… In 2017, authorities ordered the closure of 32 FM radio frequencies that aired independent news programs by Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America.
A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.
HONG KONG FREE PRESS
… She told Radio Free Asia reporters, “I don’t know where my son is, whether he is alive or dead.
A Cambodian court is scheduled to issue a verdict Friday in the case of two journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia who are charged with espionage.
August 29 “Chinese Propaganda Finds a Thai Audience”
… Spurious Xinhua comparisons have been made to Voice of America and Radio Free Asia, but for the Chinese the opinion of Chinese state media is not marginal or even optional: State media lacks any real competition, news sites like the New York Times are blocked in China, and the insular Chinese internet is one of the most censored on the planet.
… As of now, Preah Vihear provincial governor Prak Sovann confirmed to Radio Free Asia on August 27 that both countries had agreed to withdraw troops following fears of escalation, even though Cambodian troops would redeploy not too far from the area.
… Earlier this month, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that a uranium concentration plant in Pyongsan, in North Korea's southwestern province of Hwanghae, could be emitting radioactive waste into the sea via the Ryesong River, citing satellite images.
… The lawyer said the township court’s decision was inappropriate, because Ko Swe Win had insulted the monk online and even during an interview with Radio Free Asia (RFA)’s Burmese-language service.
August 24 “In Cambodia, journalism has become a crime”
… That is the meaning of the charges against two Cambodian journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who worked for Radio Free Asia (RFA), a private news organization that receives U.S. government funding to bring accurate news and information to people living in closed societies in Asia.
… The church's pastor, Huang Chen-sheng (黄春生) said the group has become quite effective at assembling the equipment and instructing people in its use, Radio Free Asia wrote Friday (Aug. 23).
SAN BERNARDINO SUN
… He traveled to Laos, then Thailand, then Cuba, and from there to Panama, where he asked for asylum, he said in an interview with Radio Free Asia.
… According to a Radio Free Asia report on Tuesday, Dr. Markus Schiller of German military consulting firm ST Analytics said that “Generally it takes around 1 billion dollars (some 1.202 trillion won) in developing and manufacturing missile programs, developing its main body, war head, engines, guidance system, subsidiary vehicles, etc., which is a huge burden to North Korea, given its scale of economy.”
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
… On August 7, non-profit broadcaster Radio Free Asia reported that officials were worried Chinese sightseers were “endangering the country’s cultural heritage sites”.
… Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, the BBC World Service and defector-run stations broadcast Korean-language radio programming into the North — mainly news, but also music.
August 19 “Fake news from Cambodia’s government”
… In February 2018, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a report called “Cambodia, Stability and Development First” which noted that "other indispensable tools made available for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) are foreign funded radio broadcasts in Khmer languages by Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, United States (US)-funded Voice of Democracy of the Cambodian Human Rights Center.
… In an interview with Radio Free Asia (RFA), Ye Htut dubbed the attacks “the most challenging attack on the army ever.”
UPI (Also in CHOSUN ILBO)
… Jacob Bogle, an independent expert who analyzes satellite images of the reclusive regime, told Radio Free Asia a uranium concentration plant in Pyongsan could be emitting radioactive waste as a byproduct, as uranium is extracted from coal.
… Speaking to Radio Free Asia from the United States, where she fled with her two children in 2009, Geng He explains: "In the last 10 years the forced disappearances of Gao Zhisheng have become a norm in our lives.
… Cambodian officials exacerbated these concerns in June when they withdrew a 2017 request to the United States for funds to upgrade facilities at the Ream naval base near Sihanoukville (Radio Free Asia, July 2; Observer Network, July 2).
… International agency GEOGLAM, the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative, formed under a G20 mandate in 2011, said the drought situation is worsening in North Korea, particularly in the central and southern regions, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.
… Hong Kong has just seen “its darkest weekend in contemporary history,” says this protester in a video clip from Radio Free Asia as she complains of the police calling citizens “cockroaches” during two days of violent clashes.
DW (Also in STRAITS TIMES)
… In another case, Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia, disappeared in late January in Bangkok after seeking political asylum. Two months later, he reappeared in a Hanoi prison.
PHNOM PENH POST
August 11 “Nat’l Police snubs Rainsy’s claim”
… In a recent interview with Radio Free Asia (RFA), Rainsy said Savoeun was unable to respond to his claims because he had evidence, citing Savoeun’s identity cards and passports from Saint Kitts and Nevis and Cyprus which he allegedly obtained through special investment schemes.
… According to news outlet Radio Free Asia (RFA), a travel agency in Shenzhen said many people in China had recently cancelled their trips to Hong Kong.
… Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin had worked for the US government-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), which left the country shortly before the arrests, due to rising pressure against media outlets in Cambodia.
… Radio Free Asia reported the release last week, citing a local pastor and the Arakan Army.
… Two Cambodian journalists charged with espionage who had worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia said they were hopeful they will go free after their trial concluded Friday.
… A source in North Hamgyong province told Radio Free Asia that a debut prime-time series called “Dedicate Yourself”, which extols the virtues of working in rural areas to solve food shortages, has left viewers unimpressed.
BURMA NEWS INTERNATIONAL
… A recent political talk-show on Radio Free Asia (RFA) on the topic of China’s political influence in Myanmar mentioned the Arakan Army’s (AA) endorsement of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
… Hong Kong’s coach said the violence was “despicable,” “dirty,” and “a violation of sportsmanship", Radio Free Asia reported.
… When asked about the nuclear sharing agreement in a Wednesday press conference (local time), Senator James Inhofe (Oklahoma · Republican), the chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee, said it is a matter worth “studying and reviewing,” according to a report from the Radio Free Asia (RFA).
… The low river is also affecting rice farmers. In Laos, farmers have been able to plant rice on only about half of the acreage usually used because the land is too dry, Radio Free Asia reported.
… Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese reporter with Radio Free Asia, went missing in January in Bangkok, where he had applied for refugee status.
… One writer, Liang Jing (梁京), summed up the situation well, in an article in Radio Free Asia: “Compared to society in the mainland, Hong Kong has been deeply influenced by the British rule of law and culture of autonomy.