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RFE/RL Celebrates World Radio Day’s Efforts To Empower Women

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(WASHINGTON — February 13, 2014) RFE/RL celebrates this year’s UNESCO’s World Radio Day and its focus on empowering women through the reach of radio. For more than 60 years, RFE/RL has used radio to provide uncensored news and discussion in countries where free press has been banned Read more »

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Armstrong, Klose Visit Ukraine, Renew Calls To Protect Journalists

BBG Governor Matt Armstrong & RFE/RL President Kevin Klose meet with RFE/RL & VOA Ukrainian Service journalists & staff at RFE/RL's bureau in Kyiv

One week after dozens of journalists were attacked by police in and around Kyiv’s Maidan Square, RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong arrived in the Ukrainian capital to meet with U.S. international media journalists, to denounce Read more »

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BBG Nominated for Prestigious International Global Mobile Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The mobile news platform developed across components of the BBG – and used around the world – has been named a finalist for the “Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service” in the GSM Association (GSMA) 2014 Global Mobile Awards. The BBG’s Office of Digital Read more »

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BBG, RFE/RL Condemn Journalist Beatings in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Chairman Jeff Shell and RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose expressed outrage at the bloody attacks by police on dozens of journalists in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, including RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporter Dmytro Barkar and cameraman Ihor Iskhakov. Read more »

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U.S. Media Condemn Attacks on Euromaidan Journalists

Pro-European Union activists attend a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of activists rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, while the organizers of the weeks-long anti-government protests looked for a future strategy amid dwindling numbers and a continuing government crackdown on the protesters. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harassment, intimidation and attacks on independent journalists, including of those of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, have spiked in the wake of mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine. RFE/RL reports a smear campaign targeting veteran journalist Vitaliy Portnikov, intended Read more »

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RFE/RL Coverage Disrupted By Internet Attacks

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RFE/RL has been experiencing Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks intermittently since 5 am EST Sunday, December 8. RFE/RL technical staff is currently working to isolate fake traffic and block further disruption to its operations, and every effort is being made to maintain access Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn To RFE/RL For EuroMaydan Coverage

Pro-European Union activists at a rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Unprecedented numbers of Ukrainians are turning to RFE/RL and its Ukrainian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, as a vital source of authoritative news about Kyiv’s EuroMaydan protests. Since November 25, the Service’s live video stream from the protests on Independence Square (Maydan) and elsewhere Read more »

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RFE/RL Target of Internet Attack

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has been experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack disrupting its global multimedia news services intermittently since Thursday, the Prague-based network reports. “We are continuing to gather information on this attack, but believe it is targeted,” said RFE/RL President and Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Radio Farda and Radio Free Afghanistan Honored By AIB

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RFE/RL’s Radio Farda and Radio Free Afghanistan have both received “Highly Commended” awards from the AIB International Media Excellence Awards – the “AIBs” — at its annual gala held in London on November 6. “The Victims of 88 (AKA 2009),” a radio series produced by Masih Alinejad of Read more »

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RFE/RL Azeri Journalists Win Global Investigative Reporting Award

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service correspondents Khadija Ismayilova and Nushabe Fatullayeva, along with journalists Pavla Holcova and Jaromir Hason, have won a 2013 Global Shining Light Award for their work in exposing “questionable business dealings” involving the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The award was presented Read more »

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