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New TV Program Brings Facts, Not Lies, To Central Asia

A new, nightly, current affairs program is providing Russian-speaking television audiences in Central Asia with a balanced and compelling alternative to Russian and Chinese-dominated media in the region. More

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September 30, 2015

Azerbaijan Targets Another RFE/RL Reporter

Police in Baku have ransacked an apartment and seized equipment belonging to an RFE/RL free-lancer in the latest incident in an unrelenting campaign targeting the country's independent press.
September 01, 2015

In Blow to Independent Media, Azerbaijan Sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 Years

A Baku court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Aliyev and his family.
July 30, 2015

Radio Free Iraq Signs Off After 17 Years Of Service

RFE/RL’s Arabic Service to Iraq, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) will air its final broadcast on July 31. RFI resources will be merged with Radio Sawa Iraq, providing audiences with extensive news coverage of Iraq.
July 30, 2015

National Press Club Honors Azeri Journalist

The National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova, who has been held in pretrial detention in Baku for 234 days on charges many observers link to her investigative reporting.
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.
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.
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.
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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