Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Crimean Tatar Scholar Attacked

    In the latest sign of pressure on the Muslim minority group, a Crimean Tatar scholar was assaulted and his passport confiscated as he was on his way to a UN conference on indigenous peoples.

  • Billionaire's Arrest A 'Gangster Story'

    Self-exiled Russian businessman Yevgeny Chichvarkin says the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia's richest people, has more to do with asset grabbing than politics.

  • Azerbaijani Lobbying Reaches 'NYT'

    After reporting Baku's efforts to influence Western think tanks to advance its interests in the U.S., "The New York Times" itself published an op-ed whose author did not disclose her affiliation with Azerbaijan's state oil company.


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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Sept 18i
September 18, 2014
Protests in Pakistan, a devastated bridge in Iraq, plus stories from Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Video September 18

Protests in Pakistan, a devastated bridge in Iraq, plus stories from Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Video September 17

Arrests in Kosovo, floods in Serbia, women's volleyball in Afghanistan - plus stories from Kazakhstan and Pakistan

Video September 16

A deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan, shelling in Iraq, chewing tobacco in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Montenegro and Kazakhstan.

Video September 15

The gang rape verdict in Afghanistan, the Russian rouble at an all-time low, prison sentences for mass killing in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Pakistan and Georgia.

Video September 12

Polio in Pakistan, bombing in Iraq, a film prize in Tatarstan, plus stories from Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.


Video Boycotting Election, Crimean Tatars Make Pies Instead

As Crimea held local and regional elections on September 14, many Crimean Tatars boycotted the vote -- the first election since Russia annexed the peninsula. Some residents, like Gulzara, highlighted the boycott by making a traditional Crimean Tatar dish, chebureki, instead of voting.

Video Threats Don't Slow Down Afghan Women's Cycling Team

The members of Afghanistan' national cycling team face frequent criticism and even violence from men who consider their behavior to be un-Islamic. But that hasn't deterred them from training hard, competing abroad, and encouraging other young women to exercise their hard-won freedoms.

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Jailed Russian Blogger Describes Bolotnaya's 'Finale'

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Local Journalists Applaud Radio Mashaal Crisis Coverage

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