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This Week At RFE/RL

  • This week RFE/RL aired the 500th episode of Current Time.
  • The Russian Service covered the Russian parliamentary elections with 16 hours of live blogging, four hours of call in talk shows featuring politicians and political commentators. Video journalists spent the election day with independent observers monitoring voting procedures.
  • While covering opposition rallies in Baku, two RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service video journalists were detained by police for six hours. One of them streamed live from the police bus as they were being taken away. Views of the service’s coverage on web and social media combined are over 400,000.