Category Archives: RFE/RL

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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BBG Honors RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service

Members of RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, during the May 17 BBG certificate presentation ceremony. In the lower right corner, BBG Governor Victor Ashe (r) and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose.

The journalists of RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service have been honored for their “bravery, dedication and service to the people of Russia’s North Caucasus region” by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). BBG Governor Victor Ashe, who also serves as Vice Chair of RFE/RL’s Board of Read more »

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BBG Governors Meet in Moscow to Discuss Future of Russian Media

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(Click on the photos to see a larger image and captions) Governors Susan McCue and Michael Meehan were in Moscow this week to consider matters relevant to U.S. international media in Russia. Governor McCue, who chairs the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles Five Iconic Individuals of the Iraq War

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To mark the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Radio Free Iraq and correspondent Ron Synovitz have profiled five iconic individuals, their lives in transition since the war, and how they came to represent various issues. Build-Up To War: Ahmed Chalabi Read more »

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On World Cyber-Censorship Day, RFE/RL Cites Success Amid Challenges

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Yesterday, March 12 was World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Media-watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the day by releasing its newest “Enemies of the Internet” report, which includes the top five “spy” states that conduct systematic online surveillance resulting in serious human rights violations. Those countries Read more »

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