Sunday, May 29, 2016

RFE/RL Newsline Archive

Dear Newsline Subscriber:

The weakening U.S. dollar is placing our company, which broadcasts in 28 languages to 21 countries, under enormous budgetary pressure. I was faced with the difficult choice of scaling back RFE/RL's broadcasting efforts or making cuts to our research and analysis capabilities. Because our core mandate is to broadcast uncensored information to parts of the world where free and independent media are fragile or nonexistent, I chose the latter.

As a result, I deeply regret that we are no longer able to produce "RFE/RL Newsline." However, our newly designed English-language website ( continues to highlight the best RFE/RL content from our broadcast services.

The new site features more video, blogs, and interactive content along with continued in-depth reporting from our broadcast regions.

I want to thank the many analysts and researchers whose excellent work over the years made "RFE/RL Newsline" one of the most influential and well-regarded reports from our broadcast regions.


Jeffrey Gedmin
President, RFE/RL, Inc.
Prague, Czech Republic

An archive of "RFE/RL Newsline" from January 2, 1995, to May 9, 2008, can be found here: