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RFE/RL: Free Media In Unfree Societies

  • Countries: 23
  • Languages: 26
  • Broadcast Hours: 1,280 hours/week (FY2015)
  • Estimated Listeners: 26.9 million/week (FY2016)
  • Staff: 600+ in Prague and Washington, D.C., and 17 bureaus with approximately 400 full-time journalists; over 750 freelancers and stringers globally.
  • Budget: $108.414 million (FY2016)

Our Mission: RFE/RL journalists report the news in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.
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23 Countries, 26 Languages: We broadcast in 26 languages to 23 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. With over 400 full-time journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world.‚Äč

On The Front Lines: Our journalists are on the front lines in the fight for media freedom in their countries and often put themselves at great risk to do their jobs.
Learn more on Journalists In Trouble.

Regional Expertise: RFE/RL journalists and experts are a unique source of information about many of the world's political hot spots. We also host briefings and special events in Washington, D.C., and Prague. To arrange an interview with a journalist or book a speaker, contact us.

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