Monday, October 20, 2014


  • Can The Sakharov Prize Save Leyla Yunus?

    Azerbaijani activist Leyla Yunus, a finalist for the Sakharov Prize, has spent nearly three months behind bars. Her lawyers and family say the prize, announced October 21, may be her best chance at release.

  • Photogallery Ukraine's Banksy Turns Grim

    After Serhiy Zakharov's artworks went viral in Donetsk, the artist's situation became more precarious -- eventually leading to him being detained and, he says, tortured and threatened with execution.

  • Chechens In Kobani

    Fresh evidence has emerged indicating that a Chechen faction with close ties to Islamic State military commander Umar Shishani is among the IS militants battling Kurdish militias in Kobani.


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RFE/RL Video Roundup - October 20i
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October 20, 2014
A Russian opposition leader is summoned for questioning, Kyrgyz authorities collect biometric data, Georgians call for action against domestic violence, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video October 20

A Russian opposition leader is summoned for questioning, Kyrgyz authorities collect biometric data, Georgians call for action against domestic violence, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
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Video October 17

Fuel shortages in Uzbekistan, wheelchair access in Moscow, a campaign against violent crime in Macedonia, plus stories from Georgia and Kazakhstan. (RFE/RL)
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Video October 16

Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Serbia, the Russian ambassador in Kyrgyzstan wants "Putin pub" renamed, a teacher in a Pakistani village opens a school on his veranda, plus stories from Ukraine and Afghanistan.
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Video October 15

Students rally in Kosovo to support Albania's national soccer team, the Afghan president urges the Taliban not to attack schools, protesters clash with police in Ukraine, plus stories from Georgia and Russia.
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Video October 14

High security at a soccer match in Serbia, an antigovernment protest by a hardline Sunni group in Pakistan, angry drivers in Tajikistan, plus stories from Kazakhstan.

Multimedia

Video RFE/RL, VOA Launch New Russian TV Program

“Current Time” (Nastoyashchee Vremya) is a new Russian-language TV news program produced jointly by RFE/RL and VOA. The live, daily, 30-minute program provides audiences in countries bordering Russia with content that is not otherwise available on state-controlled Russian media.

Video Kyrgyz Victims Recount Horrors Of Sex Trafficking

Gulnaz and Salima, two young Kyrgyz women, each went abroad to pursue a job offer, only to be abused, threatened, and forced into prostitution by their so-called employers. They are among countless Kyrgyz women who have become the victims of human trafficking.

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