Best of RFE/RL
August 30, 2014
Ten Years After Beslan, Memories Still Fresh
On September 1, 2004, Chechen and Ingush militants stormed an elementary school in the town of Beslan in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. Surging through the back-to-school crowds, the militants took 1,100 teachers, children, and relatives hostage, holding them for more than two days and demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. On the third day, a series of explosions ripped through the building, igniting fires and sparking a deadly gun battle between the militants and Russian security forces. More than 330 hostages died in the violence. A decade later, correspondent Tom Balmforth and photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Beslan to speak to survivors still grappling with the memories of the loved ones they lost.
January 03, 2014
Best Of RFE/RL 2013
October 25, 2013
Personal Tragedy and Triumph in RFE/RL's Best of September
September 27, 2013
Navalny Trial Coverage Applauded In 'Best Of RFE/RL'
July 19, 2013
Bosnia's 'Baby-lution' Among The Stories Honored In June
Bosnia experiences a “Baby-lution,” a world champion boxer from Ukraine takes on national politics, and non-Persian students are enticed by promises of cheap travel and lodging to be “rent-a-protesters” at an Iranian opposition demonstration in Paris. These were among the reports and innovations that took top honors as June’s “Best of RFE/RL.”
May 17, 2013
Historic Debates and Groundbreaking Use of Digital Media Recognized in April
What do the teachers and neighbors in Kyrgyzstan remember of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? RFE/RL journalists asked that question, organized the first-ever debates between tribal candidates in Pakistan’s regional elections and employed an array of new technologies to cover Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia in articles that were judged among the “Best of RFE/RL” in April.
April 26, 2013
Breaking News Coverage in Azerbaijan and Pakistan Honored By RFE/RL Colleagues
RFE/RL's monthly “Best of RFE/RL" competition recognized journalists' achievements in covering such stories as police crackdowns in Azerbaijan, kidnappings in Pakistan, literal roadblocks to humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, and a commemoration of Stalin’s victims in Belarus.
March 15, 2013
Reporting On The Death Of A Russian Child In Texas, Armenian Election Coverage Among “The Best of RFE/RL” In February
The tragic death of an adopted Russian child in Texas, the stories of the victims of state-sponsored violence directed at the post-election Green Movement in Iran, and multilingual/multiplatform coverage of the historic meeting between the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo were among the issues addressed by winning entries in the February 2013 "Best of RFE/RL" competition.
February 22, 2013
“Democracy March” in Pakistan, Video Portrait of Afghan Poverty Earn Top Honors in January
The winning entries in January's edition of RFE/RL's internal journalism competition, "Best of RFE/RL" included outstanding coverage of a huge, multi-day "Democracy March" in Pakistan, revealing allegations of torture in a Tajik prison, heartbreaking reporting on a family enslaved at a brickworks in Afghanistan, and a fresh new look at the remotest parts of Ukraine.