Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Press Releases

July 07, 2016

RFE/RL Calls For Turkmen Journalist’s Release

Marking one year since the detention of RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, RFE/RL joins a chorus of international organizations calling for his freedom.
June 10, 2016

RFE/RL Announces Thomas Kent as New President

Thomas Kent, a longtime Associated Press journalist, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27.
June 03, 2016

RFE/RL Russian Service Audio Archives -- Now Online

RFE/RL welcomed the publication this week of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.
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July 27, 2016

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

The Russian lawmaker responsible for the country's notorious "gay propaganda" law has proposed new legislation that would decriminalize domestic violence.
July 27, 2016

Video Trump Suggests Russia Should Hack U.S. Election Rival Clinton's E-Mail

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested Russia should hack the e-mails of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, eliciting widespread disbelief and fueling further fears about the prospect of a foreign government meddling in the U.S. election.
July 27, 2016

Baku Says Munitions Plant Explosion Involved Stockpile Of Old Ammunition

Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry and Prosecutor-General's Office said on July 27 that a deadly explosion in a munitions plant involved a stockpile of old ammunition that was being prepared for disposal.

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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.
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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