Thursday, July 28, 2016


Press Room News


  • Central Newsroom Correspondent Tom Balmforth’s report on the breakaway Georgian Region of Abkhazia struggling to remain loyal to Russia while protecting its Black Sea real estate was published in The Guardian.
  • Two Kazakh Service bureau journalists were awarded by the Kazakh Journalists Union, one for reporting on the recent land reform protests, and the other for reporting on a terrorist attack in the western city of Aqtobe.
  • A video report from the Tajik service about a famous Tajik singer who visited a little girl to comfort her after her father left the family to join ISIS was viewed more than 235,000 times on Facebook.
  • The Armenian Service provided around the clock live coverage of the recent visit to the country of Pope Francis, causing a 242 percent spike in engagement on the service’s social media pages.


Press Releases

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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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.
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February 23, 2016

“We Are Europe,” New Georgian Prime Minister Tells RFE/RL

Georgia's Giorgi Kvirikashvili used a visit to RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters today to affirm his commitment to Europe, just days after giving his first interview while in office to RFE/RL’s Georgian Service in Tbilisi.
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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.
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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.
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Veteran Turkmen Service Journalist Dies

Rozynazar Khudayberdyev's career at RFE/RL spanned almost 20 years.
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RFE/RL Commentator, Writer, and Journalist Giovanni Bensi Dies

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