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RFE/RL Wins Webby People’s Voice Award

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WASHINGTON — A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award. Watch This Disabled Boy’s World Change In Two Minutes tells the story of a disabled teenager who relies on his friends to push him in his wheelchair everyday […]

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RSF Index Underscores “Desperate Need” in Asia for Reliable Press: RFA President

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WASHINGTON – Media freedom further declined in Radio Free Asia’s broadcast region, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in its 2016 Press Freedom Index. Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu said the report, which was issued on Wednesday, underscores a […]

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RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” Documentary Wins New York Festivals Awards

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WASHINGTON – RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The documentary follows a newlywed Syrian couple as they flee their war-torn country and make the fraught journey […]

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Czech Republic Honors Klose, Pechacek, RFE/RL For Defending Freedom

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WASHINGTON–Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Bohuslav Sobotka has honored the former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kevin Klose, and former RFE/RL Czechoslovak Service director Pavel Pechacek for their “lifelong work for democracy, human rights and freedom” and their “contributions to the transformation […]

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U.S. Lawmaker Congratulates BBG on Russian-Language TV Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. lawmaker has congratulated two BBG networks for jointly creating and developing a Russian-language TV program that is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine. In comments on the floor of the […]

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In Azerbaijan, No Pardon For Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON — Azerbaijan pardoned several political prisoners last week, but RFE/RL reacted with dismay that a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, was not among them. “We are overjoyed for the journalists, human rights defenders, and activists who were released today […]

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RFE/RL Condemns Pressure Tactics Against Moscow Bureau

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WASHINGTON — 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 in search of personal information. The men, one of whom had a video camera and sought to film the […]

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

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili used his visit to RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters last week to affirm his government’s commitment to Europe, amidst fraught relations within the region and between the West and Russia over European security, Ukraine, and Syria. The Feb. 23 […]

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RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands for Release

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WASHINGTON — On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison, despite widespread condemnation of her case and high-profile demands for her release. The day also marks the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been […]

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New RFE/RL Fellowships Support Independent, Investigative Journalism

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic–December 23, 2015)  RFE/RL has welcomed the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to its Prague offices for an eight-month program of professional development aimed at supporting independent journalists in countries lacking a free press. This year’s Havel Fellows are: Knar Khudoyan, Armenia; Zaur Gurbanli, […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 30 days

    in prison

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