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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

side by side photos of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad and current president Rohani

Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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US Concerned About Interference With RFE/RL Azeribaijani Service Signal

US Ambassador Richard Morningstar and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose at RFE/RL's Baku bureau, 15Jul2013

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar expressed the U.S government’s concern about satellite broadcasting interruptions that have effectively jammed RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service broadcasts into the country since late April. Amb. Morningstar made the statement during a July 15 meeting at RFE/RL’s Baku bureau with RFE/RL Acting Read more »

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US Ambassador Congratulates RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service On 60th Anniversary

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen, speaking at a celebration of Radio Azattyk's 60th anniversary in Bishkek, 7 June 2013.

  RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 7 at the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater in the capital city, Bishkek. One of the attendees at the celebration, US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, recently sent a letter of congratulations and appreciation for the Read more »

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RFE/RL Lands Exclusive Interviews

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From the red carpet to the disputed borderlands of the Caucasus, RFE/RL offers these recent exclusive video interviews: As U.S. film director Oliver Stone attended the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic to received the Crystal Globe award for his contributions to world Read more »

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RFE/RL Marks World Refugee Day

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The decision to leave home, community and possessions behind in order to flee a conflict area is one made by desperate people around the globe every day. On June 20 the UNHCR observed World Refugee Day to draw attention to the more than 46 million refugees Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Iran After the Election of Hassan Rohani

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The ballots have been cast and Hassan Rohani has been chosen as Iran’s new president. The cleric and former military commander, who also led Iran’s nuclear negotiations and served in parliament, campaigned on the desire for more free expression and fewer political jailings. He used Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iranian Election Countdown

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As Iranians count down to Friday’s presidential elections, RFE/RL and Radio Farda are rolling out singular coverage drawing on direct reporting in and from Iran, before, during and after the polls close. *** On Friday June 14, Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari will live-blog the latest news Read more »

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Radio Svoboda Charts NGO Crackdown In Russia

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Drawing upon reporting from its network of correspondents across the Federation, RFE/RL’s Russian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, has extensively covered the NGO crackdown in Russia and has made a wealth of information available to those following the developments. Thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Corruption, Cronyism and Crackdowns

Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev stands trial for possession of drugs in 2010. He was found guilty of the charges, which Amnesty International described as "fabricated," and sentenced to 2 1/2 years imprisonment.

Political corruption is not a new story, but these recent RFE/RL reports expose the heights to which it reaches and the risks for those caught up in the process. Russian opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov says up to $30 billion has Read more »

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Investigative Reporting Takes RFE/RL to Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia and Russia

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been busy investigating several stories involving political scheming from Iraq to Russia. The Swedish-based telecommunications giant TeliaSonera has been under investigation for allegedly paying massive bribes to Uzbek presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova. Correspondents Daisy Sindelar and Farruh Yusupov report that Read more »

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