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November 12, 2014

Pictures That Permeated The Iron Curtain

The work of Miroslav Sasek, RFE broadcaster and designer of anti-communist leaflets dropped into Czechoslovakia by high-altitude balloons as part of a U.S.-backed campaign for freedom in the 1950s, to be on display in Prague.
October 10, 2014

Video Promoting Free Media: Informing the Velvet Revolution and the Challenge Today

Join RFE/RL, the Czech Embassy in the US and the Wilson Center for a discussion on the contribution of Western broadcasting to the successful Velvet Revolution, and the challenge faced today by the United States in providing objective information to authoritarian countries.
July 10, 2014

British Ambassador To The Czech Republic Visits RFE/RL

British Ambassador Jan Thompson visited RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters or a foreign policy roundtable discussion with RFE/RL journalists, editors and service directors.
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Kudos & Awards

January 21, 2015

Voices From Behind Bars

Radio Svaboda contributor breaks into the hidden world of Belarus’s prisons.
January 09, 2015

Kyrgyz Service Reporter is Voted 'Best'

An investigative reporter with RFE/RL's Kyrgyz service was voted the country's 'best journalist' in an online poll.
December 04, 2014

Kyrgyz Reporter Wins Prize for Border Coverage

A correspondent with RFE/RL's Kyrgyz service has been awarded for his reporting from the country's border zones.
September 03, 2014

Local Journalists Applaud Radio Mashaal Crisis Coverage

RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal is awarded for providing unique coverage to local communities in Pakistan.


Image from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) on 27 January 2015 purportedly showing Hafiz Said Khan (C) head of the IS branch in Pakistan and Afghanistan, at an undisclosed location at Pak-Afghan border.

Video FRIDAY -- RFE/RLive: Islamic State Militants in Afghanistan

NPR's Sean Carberry, Radio Mashaal's Daud Khattak and International Crisis Group's Graeme Smith examine the myth and the reality of the so-called Islamic State's presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. More

An Iranian man reads a copy of the 'Hamshahri' newspaper, featuring a picture of Iranian foreign minister Mohamad Javad Zarif and his counterparts from France, Germany, UK, China, Russia and the US, outside a kiosk in Tehran, 25 November 2014.

Video RFE/RLive: Iranian Public Opinion On The Nuclear Talks

Radio Farda journalist Hannah Kaviani and Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi discuss what people inside Iran expected from the negotiations, what are they being told about them by state-run media, and how the debate might unfold domestically over the next seven months. More

A video grab that allegedly shows members of the so-called Islamic State, including military leader and Georgian native Umar al-Shishani (Tarkhan Batirashvili), Nineveh province, Iraq.

Video RFE/RLive: Who Is Islamic State?

RFE/RL "Under The Black Flag" blog author Joanna Paraszczuk discusses Islamic State -- what it is, who controls it and whether its leading personalities are the masterminds they appear to be. More

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