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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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RFE’s Khadija Ismayilova Honored By International Women’s Media Foundation

(PRAGUE – May 4, 2012) Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and popular talk show host with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has received the 2012 “Courage in Journalism Award” given by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The award, presented annually to three women journalists who have “demonstrated Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Balkan Service Coverage Leads To Macedonia Trafficking Bust

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(WASHINGTON — May 2, 2012) Coverage from RFE/RL’s Balkan Service highlighting the dangerous plight of illegal migrants on the Macedonia-Serbia border has led to the breaking-up of a human trafficking ring. In January, Radio Slobodna Evropa released three reports about migrants from Asia and Africa who crossed Read more »

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Radio Tavisupleba Media School Opens In Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Twenty aspiring journalists in Georgia are set to begin a year of hands-on training in modern media. RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, Radio Tavisupleba, is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and IREX to launch the Radio Tavisupleba Media School, a new Read more »

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RFE/RL, Czech Republic Announce Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship

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Washington, D.C. — In a tribute to the life and work of Vaclav Havel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL announce the launch of the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The inaugural Vaclav Havel fellow, Franak Viachorka, will be in Washington for a Read more »

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RFE/RL Correspondent in Azerbaijan Targeted in Blackmail Campaign

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WASHINGTON — Khadija Ismayilova, a freelancer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who has built a reputation in Azerbaijan as a fearless investigative reporter, has been targeted in a blackmail campaign. Ismayilova received an envelope in the mail today containing  photos of a personal nature Read more »

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