Thursday, April 17, 2014


Her Story

Tetyana Chornovol speaks to Lady Liberty from the Maidan in Kyiv.

Battling Corruption, Online And In Office

Having wielded the pen as a crusading investigative reporter, Tetyana Chornovol now holds the sword as Ukraine’s first Anti-Corruption Bureau Chief. More


Reporting Women

Taking On Corruption In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Service correspondent explains how she found her calling in investigative journalism.
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Olga Kopecká: Radio In A Revolutionary Moment

Amidst political upheaval in Ukraine, Olga Kopecka reflected on her career as a journalist with RFE/RL during Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution.
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Women Of Courage Awarded By U.S. State Department

Award honors women who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.
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Ismayilova a 'Female Free Speech Hero'

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Index on Censorship recognized Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova among eight women "who fought for freedom of expression in the last year."
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A Message Of Hope

As the Balkans Service celebrates 20 years on the air, we look back at the life and career of director Gordana Knezevic, who courageously reported from Sarajevo at the height of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990s.
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The ‘Light In The Darkness’

Sabina Cabaravdic, moderator of RFE/RL’s inaugural radio broadcast to the Balkans, says unbiased journalism is more vital to the region now than ever.
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Blazing A Trail On The Air And On The Ground In Afghanistan

Former Radio Free Afghanistan journalist sees setbacks and baby steps for women in the field.
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Carry Heavy Equipment

...and report the truth. That's Irina Lagunina's advice to women journalists. As the new director of RFE/RL's Russian Service, Radio Svoboda, Lagunina brings new tools and new audiences to a service with an enduring mission.
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Multimedia

Video Interview: Revelations In The Yanukovych Papers

Journalist Natalie Sedletska is part of a team investigating documents left behind by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at his residence outside Kyiv.

Video Pashtun Climber Scales New Heights For Women

Twenty-seven-year-old Nazia Parveen is a pioneering Pakistani rock-climber who says the sport has given her the confidence to stand up to critics of her nontraditional pursuit. (Produced by Zaland Yousafzai of RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal and Margot Buff)


Video First Female Police Chief Takes Charge In Kabul District

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has named Colonel Jamila Bayaz as a district police chief in Kabul, making her the first woman to hold that role in the country. RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan spent some time with Bayaz on the job in Kabul's District 1.


In The Field

Ukraine -- Natalie Sedletska Reports From Euromaidan, December 2013.

Recovered Yanukovych Documents Dripping With Secrets

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow Natalie Sedletska has been combing through a soggy paper trail left by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych when he fled to Russia in February. More

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