Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Visit RFE/RL's Headquarters in Prague

Czech Republic -- Palacky University students visit RFE/RL Headquarters. Prague, May 7, 2010.
Czech Republic -- Palacky University students visit RFE/RL Headquarters. Prague, May 7, 2010.



Types Of Visits

Group Visits

RFE/RL's visitor program offers a rare peek behind the scenes: introductory briefings, Q&A sessions with our journalists, and a glimpse into our radio studios' broadcasting to far-flung places such as Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This program is designed for students of journalism, political and social science, media, and mass communications as well as for professionals. 

The program is available in English, Czech, and Russian. A visit typically takes 60-90 minutes and can be tailored according to each group's interest.

To arrange a group visit, please complete this form and e-mail it to Evgeniya Konovalova. (konovalovae@rferl.org).


"A Day With RFE/RL"

A whole-day training program for journalism and communications students. "A Day With RFE/RL" features interactive experience working in small groups with our journalists, Q&A sessions, and a glimpse into broadcasting studios as they go live on the air. The agenda can be shaped according to your group's particular interests (sample agenda).

More than 3000 students from Czech and American Universities have taken part in the program. Among others RFE/RL has hosted visits from Charles University, University of New York in Prague, Masaryk University, New York University, Louisiana State University, Colgate University, Point Park University, and University of Washington. 

The program takes approximately 4 hours (11am – 3pm) and is conducted in English. Students will need to have a good working knowledge of the language to take full advantage of the program. 

If you would like to schedule "A Day With RFE/RL," please complete this form and e-mail it to
Evgeniya Konovalova. (konovalovae@rferl.org).

General Information


Welcome hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.00pm (last tour starts at 3.00pm).

Closed on weekends and Public Holidays

There are no admission costs.

Rules for RFE/RL visits


Fast Facts and FAQ about RFE/RL

Any questions? 
Please contact 
Evgeniya Konovalova (konovalovae@rferl.org)







This unique program allows students and professionals to spend a brief visit or a whole day doing hands on journalism at RFE/RL, and includes introductory briefings about RFE/RL, master classes with our journalists, sessions with the journalism training department, and participation in editorial meetings.


  • A journalism student speaks with RFE/RL Afghan Service journalist Mustafa Sarwar.
  • Czech Republic -- Mustafa Sarwar met with students from Charles University. Prague, May 12th, 2016.
  • Czech Republic -- Students from Charles University visit RFE/RL. Prague, May 12th, 2016.


Past Visits

Students from University of New York in Prague during a trainig session in RFE/RL's computer laboratory.

A Day At RFE/RL: One Happy Visitor

Michelle Lee, a student at New York University in Prague, recalls... More

Students from Charles University spend a day at RFE/RL

Charles University J-School Spends Day At RFE/RL

Sixteen journalism students from Charles University in Prague got a... More


Kent State University journalism and communications students learned by doing on their trip to Prague in August, 2013, by blogging about their trip, including what they learned during a full-day visit and training session at RFE/RL.


"This was my third Prague Spring trip, but only the first to RFE/RL.  It was the highlight of the trip to Amsterdam, Prague, and Berlin for me. The students strongly echoed my sentiment." -- Sean Smith, Prague Spring Advisor at  Weston High School, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

“This program has given me so much information that has widened my perspective of the news and how important it is for society.” – Holland Fleming, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.
"Thank you for all that you did to make our visit to RFE such a fantastic experience. I will highly recommend your visitor's program to any colleagues who are traveling with political science students to Prague and want to give them the hands on experience of understanding the role of the media in shaping and developing civil society." -- Maryann E. Gallagher, Department of Political Science, DePauw University, Greencastle, U.S.A.

“If you want to become motivated to craft great journalism, if you want to see how dedicated journalists put their lives on the line to tell the truth to their listeners and readers, a visit to RFE/RL will do it. I am in awe of the hard dedicated work these journalists do.” -- Kevin Benz, Chair-elect of Radio Television Digital News Association, Washington, U.S.A.
“Visiting RFE/RL allows the opportunity to bring to life the unique form of international broadcasting. It is also crucial for students to see how international broadcasting systems have transformed themselves in the current hyper- commercial media environment, and RFE/RL has many lessons to teach in this area.” -- PhDr. Todd Nesbitt, University of New York in Prague     

RFE/RL Spotlight

Video Siberia’s Mammoth Pirates

In Siberia, a new kind of gold rush is under way. RFE/RL gained exclusive access to one site where men are illegally carving up there land in the hunt for prehistoric treasure.

Podcast On Women In Media: Heard It From Her

Afghanistan --An ethnic Hazara woman browses the Facebook website on a computer at the Young Women For Change internet cafe, Afghan first women-only net cafe, in Kabul, 22Jul2012

Frustrated by taboos about expressing themselves online, some Afghan women are making waves with a private Facebook group.

Frustrated by taboos in their country around women expressing themselves online, some Afghan women have formed a private Facebook group that’s making waves. More

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RFE/RL is a unique source of information about many of the world's political hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, and 16 other countries in our broadcast region. Our journalists and experts are available for media interviews or to provide background information on a wide variety of subjects and issues.