Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty broadcasts in 28 languages. Most of our programs are available on FM and medium-wave frequencies of local radio stations in the countries of our broadcast area. If you are having problems listening to programs on the internet, please read our technical help document.
A senior U.S. senator says he intends to press Azerbaijani officials to release government critics imprisoned amid what rights groups call an escalating campaign to silence dissent in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. More
Rights groups have called on the U.S. Secretary of State to insist on the release of imprisoned journalists during his visit to Central Asia this week. More
The bilateral talks come on the heels of rising urgency in the region, but rights advocates demand that Turkmenistan's human rights record be discussed. More
Turkmenistan, long ranked as among the world's most closed societies, is waging an unprecedented campaign against the few independent journalists and activists seeking to provide an alternative to the government's monopoly on information. More
In a telephone conversation with RFE/RL's Turkmen service, the mother of imprisoned journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev deplored the lack of information about her son's case. More
There are things that happen in life that you know in advance are going to happen, and when they do, knowing in advance does not lessen the shock, the outrage, or the disappointment. More
A panel of experts looks at the Khadija Ismayilova trial and what can be done to support journalists victimized by authoritarian governments. More
The Taliban has declared two of Afghanistan's major television networks and their employees legitimate targets due to their alleged "disrespectful and hostile actions" against the militant group. More
For the first time, the militant group Islamic State (IS) has released a propaganda and recruitment video specifically addressing Muslims in Kyrgyzstan. More
Police attempted to end a days-long street protest in the Armenia by forcibly dispersing participants and journalists. But the heavy-handed approach, which included the direct involvement of a top national police commander, has sparked a furious response at home and abroad. More
Dozens of editors have expressed alarm about attacks on the media in Turkey and called on the country's president to respect the rights of journalists. More
The resolution is backed by all 20 women senators in the chamber, and calls for the release of Khadija Ismayilova, among other political prisoners. More
An interactive map of incidents affecting RFE/RL journalists with key press freedom rankings.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) mission is to promote democratic values and institutions by reporting the news in countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. Our journalists provide what many people cannot get locally: accurate news, responsible discussion, and open debate.
Of the 21 countries in which RFE/RL broadcasts, none has received a “free” press designation in Freedom House's annual survey of media freedom. Seven have been labeled “partly free,” and the remaining 14 are unequivocally “not free.”
Because of the work they do, RFE/RL journalists, contributors, and bureau staff members risk intimidation, physical harm, and imprisonment. The Journalists in Trouble page reports on incidents targeting RFE/RL reporters and our non-RFE/RL colleagues in an effort to raise awareness about their situation, mobilize support on their behalf, and document the high price of reporting in places where the media is unfree.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2015 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved.