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Radio Farda Investigative Report Wins Silver In New York

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Vahid Pourostad, a reporter with RFE/RL’s Persian Language Service, Radio Farda, was a Silver Radio Winner at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs and Promos Awards for his radio documentary, “Solitary Confinement.” The program, an 18-part journey to what Pourostad calls “these solitary Read more »

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As Elections Loom, So Do Threats Against Radio Farda

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WASHINGTON -  With elections set for next week, authorities in Iran have stepped up harassment of family members of Radio Farda journalists in an apparent effort to undermine one of the few independent news sources available to voters. “The harassment has intensified in the past several weeks, as Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Turkmen Correspondent Released From Custody

WASHINGTON – Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service correspondent who spent two weeks in police custody in Turkmenabat, was released today under circumstances that have yielded little information about his ordeal. Acting RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose welcomed Yazmuhamedov’s release, saying, “We’re very happy he’s Read more »

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Ten Days After Detention, Fate Of RFE/RL Turkmen Correspondent Is Unknown

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  WASHINGTON – Despite multiple requests to Turkmen authorities, RFE/RL is unable to obtain any information about the condition of Turkmen Service correspondent Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, 30, who was detained on May 6 by local police in the northeastern city of Turkmenabat. RFE/RL Acting President and CEO Read more »

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Belarus Prosecutor’s Office Warns Radio Svaboda Journalist

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WASHINGTON , DC – Veteran Belarus Service journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich was officially warned by the Minsk municipal prosecutor’s office about violating Belarus’ “Law on Mass Media.” Any subsequent warning could result in Hruzdzilovich being stripped of his official accreditation to work as a journalist in Belarus. Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports Threats Against Azerbaijan Journalists Ismayilova and Hasanov

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(WASHINGTON — April 26, 2013) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports persistent campaigns of intimidation against two of its Radio Azadliq journalists, Khadija Ismayilova and Yafez Hasanov, in retaliation for their reporting. The threats to these Azerbaijan Service reporters come days before a UN-mandated review of Azerbaijan’s human Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

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Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with Read more »

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McCue, Ashe Named To Head RFE/RL’s Corporate Board

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WASHINGTON DC -  The Board of Directors of RFE/RL, Inc. has approved the appointment of Susan McCue to serve as the Chair of RFE/RL’s corporate board, effective April 10, 2013.  McCue succeeds Dennis Mulhaupt, who resigned from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on April 9. Read more »

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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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