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Crimea blogger Yelizaveta Bohutskaya says freedoms are dwindling in the annexed peninsula, which she fled this week after her home was raided by security forces. More
The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors condemned the beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff by the extremist group Islamic State, while reiterating demands for information about missing Alhurra TV reporter Bashar Fahmi. More
U.S. President Barack Obama has said the whole world is appalled by the beheading of American journalist James Foley by jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) group. More
The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned the reported beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley by the Islamist extremist group Islamic State and the threat to murder another journalist in connection with U.S. action in Iraq. More
The Council of Europe's human rights chief has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over what he says is the deterioration of human rights and basic freedoms in the oil-producing Caspian Sea country. More
In the latest incident targeting independent activists and journalists in Azerbaijan, photographer Ilgar Nasibov was badly beaten in Naxicivan. More
The United States has condemned the beating of an Azerbaijani journalist and rights activist in the country's Naxcivan exclave. More
Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues. More
Iran has closed down the offices of a number of religious satellite channels for creating sectarian rifts. More
Human Rights Watch is urging Iranian authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release immediately dozens of prisoners jailed in the northern city of Karaj. More
Russian blogger Alexei Gaskarov is among the latest in a series of Russian activists to be imprisoned on charges of rioting at a protest on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May, 2012. He has continued blogging from his cell. More
"Fault Lines" combines first-hand and first-person reports to uncover the challenges and constraints that journalists in RFE/RL's reporting region face every day--and how and why they persevere.
As Skopje promotes its new look in 2014, journalists warn that pressures below the surface threaten media freedom. More
Uzbekistan has a new restrictions on what bloggers can post online, prohibiting content that could be perceived as "defaming the honor and dignity" of individual citizens. More
The Supreme Court in Belarus has barred a Polish company from using the name Belsat TV in a ruling the broadcaster called "another attack on independent media" in the former Soviet republic. More
Rossiya Segodnya, a massive state-run media conglomerate, is expected to open a bureau in Dushanbe. More
RFE/RL remembers the talent, dedication, and compassion of its Afghan colleague Zubair Zhman. More
The OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, issued a statement on August 4 calling for a thorough investigation into the death of Kabardian journalist and human rights activist Timur Kuashev. More
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