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May 25, 2016

Ismayilova Freed From Prison But Intent On Justice

Elated but defiant, RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova walked out of prison in Baku today -- and vowed to take the Azerbaijani government to court to hold it accountable for concocting a case against her on political grounds.
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May 12, 2016

Video UPDATE: Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won't Stop Website

The chief of RFE/RL’s Crimea news website says that neither the website’s editors nor RFE/RL was warned of claims against the site before Russia's internet regulator began to block access to it.
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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.
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May 28, 2016

Kyiv Says Fighting In East Intensifies

The Ukrainian military says that fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has intensified in eastern Ukraine.
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May 28, 2016

Syrian Rebels Fight IS, Government Forces Near Aleppo

Syrian rebels are battling both fighters of the Islamic State (IS) militant group and, separately, government soldiers as they try to hold on to strongholds in the north of the country near Aleppo.
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May 28, 2016

Pope Says Migrants "Not Dangerous But In Danger"

The head of the Catholic Church spoke as he met with hundreds of children on May 28, including a migrant boy from Nigeria whose parents drowned in a shipwreck in an effort to reach Italy.
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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.
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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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