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September 01, 2015

In Blow to Independent Media, Azerbaijan Sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 Years

A Baku court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Aliyev and his family.
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July 30, 2015

Radio Free Iraq Signs Off After 17 Years Of Service

RFE/RL’s Arabic Service to Iraq, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) will air its final broadcast on July 31. RFI resources will be merged with Radio Sawa Iraq, providing audiences with extensive news coverage of Iraq.
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July 30, 2015

National Press Club Honors Azeri Journalist

The National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova, who has been held in pretrial detention in Baku for 234 days on charges many observers link to her investigative reporting.
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June 24, 2015

Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals

RFE/RL's Persian language service was lauded in New York as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd won a Gold Award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show "Five in the Afternoon" took home a Silver Award at the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.
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June 10, 2015

Young Ukrainian Service Investigators Win National Awards

Two correspondents for Radio Svoboda, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, won awards for their reporting in the fourth annual U.S. Embassy-Ukrayinska Pravda Investigative Journalism Competition.
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June 10, 2015

Ukrainian Service Reporter Wins Kryvenko Journalism Award

Levko Stek, a freelance journalist for Radio Svoboda, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, was presented the Oleksandr Kryvenko Award for "Progress in Journalism" during the Lviv Media Forum on May 29.
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May 26, 2015

RFE/RL Takes Three 2015 Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards honor innovation and creative excellence in the communications field.
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May 14, 2015

Moldovan Service Director Awarded Romanian Top Honor

Oana Serafim recognized for her outstanding work at Romanian embassy in Prague
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