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RFE/RL Calls For Turkmen Journalist’s Release

Marking one year since the detention of RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, RFE/RL joins a chorus of international organizations calling for his freedom. More

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June 10, 2016

RFE/RL Announces Thomas Kent as New President

Thomas Kent, a longtime Associated Press journalist, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27.
June 03, 2016

RFE/RL Russian Service Audio Archives -- Now Online

RFE/RL welcomed the publication this week of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.
May 25, 2016

Ismayilova Freed From Prison But Intent On Justice

Elated but defiant, RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova walked out of prison in Baku today -- and vowed to take the Azerbaijani government to court to hold it accountable for concocting a case against her on political grounds.
May 12, 2016

Video UPDATE: Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won't Stop Website

The chief of RFE/RL’s Crimea news website says that neither the website’s editors nor RFE/RL was warned of claims against the site before Russia's internet regulator began to block access to it.
May 03, 2016

UNESCO Lauds Ismayilova Amid Mounting Pressure For Journalist's Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was named the 2016 recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
April 26, 2016

Video Nurgazy Dreams Big... And Wins (A Webby Award)

A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award.
April 20, 2016

RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” Documentary Wins New York Festivals Awards

An RFE/RL video documentary that personalizes the Syrian refugee crisis wins Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
April 14, 2016

Nobel Laureate The Subject Of New Book

The Belarus Service has compiled more than two decades of material on celebrated author Svetlana Alexievich.
March 31, 2016

Czech Republic Honors Klose, Pechacek, RFE/RL For Defending Freedom

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka honors longtime RFE/RL executives for their "work for democracy, human rights and freedom,” thanks RFE/RL “for being a stable point of objectivity in the cosmos of disinformation.”
March 18, 2016

RFE/RL Condemns Pressure Tactics Against Moscow Bureau

On March 18, RFE/RL's Moscow bureau administrator was approached at her home by two unknown men identifying themselves as journalists with Russia's NTV channel and seeking personal information.
March 17, 2016

In Azerbaijan, No Pardon For Ismayilova

RFE/RL reacted with dismay that investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, was not among the several political prisoners pardoned and released from prison today in Azerbaijan.
February 23, 2016

“We Are Europe,” New Georgian Prime Minister Tells RFE/RL

Georgia's Giorgi Kvirikashvili used a visit to RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters today to affirm his commitment to Europe, just days after giving his first interview while in office to RFE/RL’s Georgian Service in Tbilisi.
February 17, 2016

'Russia And Me' -- Lessons From Those Who Know Russia Best

An interview project presents exclusive interviews with twelve leaders who helped establish or restore the independence of Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
January 21, 2016

Ismayilova Confirms Clooney as Defense Counsel

Imprisoned RFE/RL contributor cites Clooney's courage in defending Al-Jazeera journalist in Egypt in accepting offer.
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