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Czech Embassy Hosts Media Panel For RFE/RL’s Vaclav Havel Fellows

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows Tahmina Taghiyeva, Irina Gotisan and Seda Stepanyan, at a 9 April panel discussion at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – The Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomed RFE/RL’s 2013 class of Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to discuss their work at an April 9 panel discussion “Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood.” After introductions by Petr Gandalovic, U.S. Ambassador of the Czech Republic, and Read more »

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Radio Liberty Celebrates 60 Years Defending Free Speech

RFE/RL President Kevin Klose introduces Lyudmila Alekseyeva and David Satter at the Dialogue on Liberty to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Radio Liberty broadcast to Russia

WASHINGTON , D.C. -  “Listen! Listen! Today, a new radio station, Liberation, begins its broadcasts.” Those words, spoken by broadcaster Sergei Dubrovsky on March 1, 1953, were the first to be transmitted by Radio Liberty, a new voice with a mission to promote “the principles of Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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Cyber Attacks Target Radio Farda Journalists

Iranians surf the web in an internet cafe at a shopping center, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Prague – An Iranian campaign against independent media that resulted in the recent arrests of more than a dozen journalists in Tehran has reached journalists outside the country, including as many as 15 Radio Farda journalists who have been targeted with sophisticated online attacks. Like their Read more »

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Radio Ozodi’s Web Access Restored, But Tajik Reporter Remains Banned

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Washington, D.C. – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (FE/RL) Abduqayum Qayumove, Radio Ozodi, is back online today following an Internet blackout that included its website, Facebook, and several other independent news sites. Authorities attributed the incident, which began on January 18, to “technical problems,” although Asia Plus Read more »

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Defiant Turkmen Reporter Wins Free Speech Award

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WASHINGTON — Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev, a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen language service, received a 2012 Hellman/Hammett grant for his fearless reporting in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most closed societies. Yazkuliyev was recognized for his reporting, in defiance of an official information blackout, on an explosion in Read more »

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Radio Farda, VOA Morning Programs Make The Leap To Television

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Washington D.C.  — Iranians can begin their day with a new, two hour block of live television programming from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Radio Farda and Voice of America (VOA) Persian Television, through a groundbreaking collaboration between the two international broadcasters. Radio Farda’s Breakfast Read more »

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Tajik Government Blocks RFE/RL Website

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Access to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, has been blocked in Tajikistan since last night, only days after authorities blocked Facebook inside the country. Beg Zukhurov, the head of the State Communications Service, confirmed Radio Ozodi’s blockage in an interview with the news portal Asia Read more »

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RFE/RL Turkmen Service Fills Education Gap

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Washington — What was originally intended as a report on the system of higher education in one of the world’s most closed societies, Education 2012/2013 by RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, has become a multi-media community service project linking students with scarce resources in Turkmenistan. “Our research found that Read more »

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BBG Members Meet With Top Czech Officials

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Prague — Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors praised top officials of the Czech Republic, the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for their country’s long-term support for U.S. international broadcasting, a key instrument of U.S. foreign policy. While in Prague for a board Read more »

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