Thursday, October 08, 2015

Press Room News


Turkmenistan -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, October 27, 2014.

RFE/RLive: What's Behind the Crackdown in Turkmenistan?

Turkmenistan, long ranked as among the world's most closed societies, is waging an unprecedented campaign against the few independent journalists and activists seeking to provide an alternative to the government's monopoly on information. More

Afghan security forces arrive from Kabul in an attempt to regain Kunduz from Taliban militants.

Video RFE/RLive: The Capture of Kunduz

In its biggest victory in 15 years, Taliban militants captured the city of Kunduz on Monday - sending shockwaves throughout the country. Afghan forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, quickly reclaimed the town, but what does this mean for an already fragile Afghanistan? More

Kyrgyzstan -- Bir Bol party election, Naryn

Video RFE/RLive -- Election Day: Kyrgyzstan

Although domestic concerns are driving the pre-election debate in Kyrgyzstan, the outcome of the vote will also either confirm the Kyrgyz government’s recent foreign policy tilt towards Russia, or push the country back toward its more familiar independence and moderation within Central Asia. More

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil (2014)

RFE/RLive: The Case, The Verdict, and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

A panel of experts looks at the Khadija Ismayilova trial and what can be done to support journalists victimized by authoritarian governments. More

Azerbaijan -- Editorial cartoon on the Baku European Games From Meydan TV (Image: Meydan TV)

Video RFE/RLive: The Real Price of Azerbaijan’s European Games

Will the glitz of the European Games overshadow the many costs being incurred by the Azerbaijani government to stage the event? More

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