Tuesday, July 28, 2015



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July 02, 2015

‘Indispensable Help In Difficult Times’--RFE/RL Celebrates 20 Years In Prague

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro, and dozens of other distinguished guests mark 20 years of RFE/RL in Prague.
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June 24, 2015

Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals

RFE/RL's Persian language service was lauded in New York as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd won a Gold Award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show "Five in the Afternoon" took home a Silver Award at the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.
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May 22, 2015

RFE/RL Takes Action In Azerbaijan

RFE/RL has closed its Baku bureau, after Azeri authorities sealed it shut last December in connection with a government-led campaign against foreign organizations.
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May 15, 2015

Azeri Journalist's Jail Sentence Extended on Eve of European Games

An Azeri court ruled on May 14 to extend the imprisonment of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor who was jailed last December in what is widely viewed as an act of retribution by Azeri authorities.
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April 16, 2015

Imprisoned Azerbaijani Journalist Wins PEN Award

RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova has been awarded PEN American Center's 2015 Barbara Goldsmith Freedom To Write Award, given to "an imprisoned writer persecuted for exercising her right to free expression."
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March 26, 2015

RFE/RL Announces Journalism Prize Honoring Slain Baghdad Bureau Chief

One year after its Baghdad bureau chief was slain, RFE/RL has launched the Muhammad Bdaiwi Memorial Journalism Prize to pay tribute to his career by recognizing the best examples of radio journalism in Iraq.
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March 21, 2015

Villager Named Radio Free Afghanistan's "Person Of The Year"

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan has named Jawas Khan, a farmer residing in a remote village in the country's Khost province, the recipient of its eighth annual Person of the Year award.
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March 06, 2015

Azerbaijan Ratchets Up Pressure on Ismayilova

In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, a court in Baku extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova's pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.
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February 23, 2015

UPDATE: Azeri Authorities Renew Attacks Against RFE/RL Journalists

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova suddenly convicted on libel accusations, former RFE/RL Baku bureau chief hit with travel ban. Azerbaijani government keeps the pressure on RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service.
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January 28, 2015

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist's Jail Time

An Azeri court on January 27 extended the pre-trial detention of independent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova for an additional two months.
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