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Azerbaijan’s “Spy Network” Charge Escalates Pressure On RFE/RL Journalists

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(WASHINGTON — February 18, 2014) Accusations of espionage were made against two journalists from RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service this week, marking an escalation of longstanding campaigns to silence them. Investigative reporter and Radio Azadliq journalist Khadija Ismayilova was summoned to Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General’s office today as a witness in Read more »

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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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Ukraine Protests Claim First Fatalities: RFE/RL Liveblogs Euromaidan

A protester carries a Ukrainian flag during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Mayhem descended on Kyiv today, not far from the city’s Independence Square, after Ukraine’s riot police tried to clear barricades and disperse protesters following the enactment of new laws imposing harsh penalties on unauthorized demonstrations and restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Police used tear Read more »

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BBG Demands Reversal on Russian Visa Denial for Journalist David Satter

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On behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees civilian U.S. international media worldwide, BBG Chair Jeffrey Shell today issued the following statement regarding the Russian government’s refusal of a visa for David Satter.

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Lady Liberty Spotlights RFE/RL’s Women Journalists

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To mark the U.N. observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, RFE/RL announces the launch of Lady Liberty, a webpage dedicated to women in journalism. Lady Liberty recognizes the contributions of women journalists from RFE/RL as well as other media in our target region, 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’s Exclusive Interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) sits down with RFE/RL's Akbar Ayazi in Kabul on November 26.

Akbar Ayazi, Unit Director of Radio Free Afghanistan and Radio Mashaal, interviewed Afghan President Hamid Karzai today for the president’s first public comments since surprising local leaders and international diplomats by rejecting a long-term security pact framing the terms of U.S. presence in Afghanistan after combat Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Analysis of Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing after Iran and world powers agree in Geneva to a deal over Iran's nuclear program, at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

  Following days of negotiations in Geneva with six world powers, Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Iran experts provide analysis: # FLASH ANALYSIS: Mardo Soghom, Regional Director for Iran and Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interviews: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Days In Minsk

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For more than two years in the early 1960s, the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was Oswald’s home. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, RFE/RL has comprehensive reports that chart Oswald’s time in Minsk with the Read more »

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