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Ismayilova Accepts Amal Clooney As Lawyer

Ismayilova Confirms Clooney as Defense Counsel

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

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December 18, 2015

Airport Donetsk Wins Prestigious Russian Documentary Film Prize

An unflinching portrait of one of the epic battles in the war between Russia and Ukraine has been named the Best Non-Fiction Short TV Film in Russia’s prestigious ArtDocFest film festival, and brought new recognition to RFE/RL's Current Time team.
December 17, 2015

One Year After Ismayilova Arrest, Bill Proposes Sanctions on Azerbaijan

One year since Azeri authorities raided and shut RFE/RL’s Baku bureau and imprisoned contributor Khadija Ismayilova, U.S. Representative Chris Smith has introduced a bill to deny U.S. visas to Azerbaijani officials.
December 17, 2015

RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service Baku Staff Win 2015 Burke Award

The staff of the Baku bureau of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service has been honored with the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for exceptional integrity and bravery in reporting.
December 04, 2015

One Year On, Imprisoned Azeri Journalist Remains Defiant, Inspires New Work

On December 5, prominent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark her first year in prison. RFE/RL has announced that it will launch a fellowship to continue highlighting her case and ensure that her investigative work continues.
October 29, 2015

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.
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.
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