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Uzbekistan Acts Against Brother Of RFE/RL Journalist

A court in Uzbekistan today sentenced the brother of an RFE/RL journalist to in prison in the latest government action involving persons affiliated with the media company's Uzbek Service. More


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August 01, 2016

RFE/RL Demands Azerbaijan Reopen Baku Bureau

An Azerbaijani court will convene on August 3 to hear RFE/RL’s appeal against the closure of the company's Baku bureau in December 2014 on charges RFE/RL insists are baseless.
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July 30, 2016

RFE/RL Journalists Attacked in Armenia

Three RFE/RL Armenian Service journalists were attacked by a large group of plainclothes men late on July 29, while they were covering clashes between riot police and protesters in Yerevan.
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July 07, 2016

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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