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RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova, Baku, 16 Feb 2012.

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. More

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April 26, 2016

RFE/RL Wins Webby People’s Voice 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.
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.
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