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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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June 01, 2016

Czech Police Arrest Ukrainians For Forging Documents For Migrants

Czech police say they have broken up a criminal network that was producing and distributing forged Lithuanian documents for migrants to gain access to the European Union.
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June 01, 2016

Russia Won't Attend OPEC Meeting; Now Shuns Output Freeze

Russia won't attend a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel this week and no longer is seeking a freeze in global output because prices have risen close to $50 a barrel without one.
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June 01, 2016

NATO Defense Spending Said To Rise For First Time In Decade

Spending on defense by European members of NATO will grow for the first time in a decade, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Financial Times in an interview published on May 31.
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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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