Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Press Room News

  • A video shot by the Russian Service’s Rus2Web project of opposition politician Alexei Navalny being kicked and beaten by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia was viewed more than 600,000 times. Rus2Web is a news aggregator curated by the service and a platform for independent journalists in Russia. 
  • Moldovan Service Correspondent Eugenia Pogor won third place in the local production selection category of the 13th annual Cronograph Film Festival held in Chisinau May 12-18. Pogor’s documentary, “Life Beats Movies,” explores the history of Moldova’s cinemas. 
  • In a profile of 2015 Nobel Prize for literature winner Svetlana Alexievich, the New York Times cited RFE/RL’s Belarus Service reporting and linked to a service video of a press conference she gave in Minsk after receiving the award. 




Press Releases

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 14, 2016

Nobel Laureate The Subject Of New Book

The Belarus Service has compiled more than two decades of material on celebrated author Svetlana Alexievich.
More Press Releases

Live Blog: Free Khadija Ismayilova

Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova has been imprisoned since December 5, 2014 on charges rights groups say were brought in retaliation for her work. Read the latest on her case.

In Memoriam

Remembering 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.