Friday, August 26, 2016

Press Room News

  • To mark the 25th anniversary of the Soviet coup d'etat, The Russian Service published more than 30 stories, held a live broadcast from downtown Moscow, and produced the video documentary How Liberty Came to Russia about the Russian Service’s role in spreading truthful and objective information during the crisis.
  • RFE/RL had several popular reports from the Olympics. A video about a Syrian swimmer who helped save 18 other refugees when their raft failed in the Agean Sea was viewed more than 5.5 million times. The Balkan Service produced a video on Kosovo’s first Olympic gold medalist that was picked up by CNN.
  • The Azerbaijani Service Facebook fans have surpassed 400,000 fans.



Press Releases

July 30, 2016

RFE/RL Journalists Attacked in Armenia

Three RFE/RL Armenian Service journalists were attacked by a large group of plainclothes men late on July 29, while they were covering clashes between riot police and protesters in Yerevan.
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.
February 17, 2016

'Russia And Me' -- Lessons From Those Who Know Russia Best

An interview project presents exclusive interviews with twelve leaders who helped establish or restore the independence of Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
March 18, 2016

RFE/RL Condemns Pressure Tactics Against Moscow Bureau

On March 18, RFE/RL's Moscow bureau administrator was approached at her home by two unknown men identifying themselves as journalists with Russia's NTV channel and seeking personal information.
More Press Releases

Live Blog: Khadija Ismayilova Freed

RFE/RL investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was released from prison in Azerbaijan on May 25, 2016. She was serving a 7.5 year sentence on charges RFE/RL rejects as a baseless retaliation for her reporting on official corruption in Azerbaijan. Read the latest on her case

In Memoriam

Honoring RFE and RL Veterans

A Consummate Newsman, Mentor, And Friend

Former RFE/RL senior editor and correspondent Donald Hill passed away in Prague on April 23, 2016.

Veteran Turkmen Service Journalist Dies

Rozynazar Khudayberdyev's career at RFE/RL spanned almost 20 years.

RFE/RL Commentator, Writer, and Journalist Giovanni Bensi Dies

Veteran RFE/RL Russian Service commentator and foreign correspondent dies.