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Emad Baghi, a prominent Iranian human-rights defender who has been jailed in the Islamic Republic over his activities, has called on French President Francois Hollande not to undermine nuclear negotiations in Geneva aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the crisis over Iran's nuclear program. More
An Iranian newspaper has published an interview with an extremist group that it claims was conducted by RFE/RL's Radio Farda. An audio version of the interview has been posted online, apparently in an effort to discredit RFE/RL's Persian-language service. The interview has been re-posted by hard-line websites. Radio Farda has denied conducting the interview with the group "Jeish al Adl," which took responsibility for last week's deadly attack against Iranian border guards. More
"No one is executed in Iran for political motives; our judiciary is independent," said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a November 6 interview with the French daily, "Le Monde." More
Radio Farda and Radio Free Afghanistan have both received "Highly Commended" awards at the AIBs. More
A media watchdog has accused Iranian authorities of coordinating intimidation campaigns targeting Iranian journalists abroad. More
In the five weeks since incumbent Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was reelected for a third consecutive term, the authorities have cracked down on a prominent NGO, an opposition newspaper, and several bloggers, journalists, and academics in what Amnesty International’s John Dalhuisen has branded “[a] ruthless and relentless attack on any dissenting voices in the media.” More
The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner says he wants Azerbaijan to implement a series of reforms before Baku takes over the chairmanship of the Council of Europe (CoE). More
Azerbaijan's opposition "Yeni Musavat" (New Equality) newspaper has started a campaign to sustain its operations amid pressure from authorities.More
Kazakh citizens have a new legal tool to protect them against the publication of their personal information. But journalists say the new Personal Data Protection law, which goes into effect on November 25, could be used against them. More
The Supreme Economic Court of Belarus has rejected a lawsuit filed by a Minsk-based independent publisher against the Information Ministry. More
Declaring that "Journalists searching for the truth are threatened every day," the OSCE has launched a campaign to end impunity against crimes against them. More
As violence descends again on much of Iraq, RFE/RL Radio Free Iraq correspondent Nihad Al-Bayati found himself at the scene of a shoot-out in Kirkuk on December 4 and captured this dramatic video. More
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