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Our Mission: RFE/RL journalists report the news in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate (mission statement).
23 Countries, 28 Languages: We broadcast to 23 countries in 28 languages, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Russia. With over 400 full-time journalists, 750 freelancers, and 18 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world (see map).
On The Front Lines: Our journalists are on the front lines in the fight for media freedom in their countries and often put themselves at great risk to do their jobs (click here for more).
Regional Expertise: RFE/RL journalists and experts are a unique source of information about many of the world's political hotspots. We also host briefings and special events in Washington, D.C. and Prague (browse RFE/RL's experts).
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Many of the world's major media outlets turned to RFE/RL for live, breaking news coverage of the Euromaidan protests and subsequent crises in Crimea and Ukraine. RFE/RL reporters took great risks to cover these dramatic stories -- and the World noticed. (Video by Bruce Jacobs / RFERL)
On July 4, 1950, RFE went on the air for the first time with a broadcast to communist Czechoslovakia from a studio in New York City. Sixty years later, RFE/RL reaches more than 23 million people in 28 languages and 21 countries. Here's a look at our history. (Photos courtesy Czech Tourism and the Security Service Archive in Prague.)
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