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RFE/RL’s Iranian Election Countdown

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As Iranians count down to Friday’s presidential elections, RFE/RL and Radio Farda are rolling out singular coverage drawing on direct reporting in and from Iran, before, during and after the polls close. *** On Friday June 14, Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari will live-blog the latest news 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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Radio Svoboda Charts NGO Crackdown In Russia

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Drawing upon reporting from its network of correspondents across the Federation, RFE/RL’s Russian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, has extensively covered the NGO crackdown in Russia and has made a wealth of information available to those following the developments. Thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Corruption, Cronyism and Crackdowns

Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev stands trial for possession of drugs in 2010. He was found guilty of the charges, which Amnesty International described as "fabricated," and sentenced to 2 1/2 years imprisonment.

Political corruption is not a new story, but these recent RFE/RL reports expose the heights to which it reaches and the risks for those caught up in the process. Russian opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov says up to $30 billion has Read more »

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Investigative Reporting Takes RFE/RL to Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia and Russia

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been busy investigating several stories involving political scheming from Iraq to Russia. The Swedish-based telecommunications giant TeliaSonera has been under investigation for allegedly paying massive bribes to Uzbek presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova. Correspondents Daisy Sindelar and Farruh Yusupov report that 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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BBG Honors RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service

Members of RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, during the May 17 BBG certificate presentation ceremony. In the lower right corner, BBG Governor Victor Ashe (r) and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose.

The journalists of RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service have been honored for their “bravery, dedication and service to the people of Russia’s North Caucasus region” by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). BBG Governor Victor Ashe, who also serves as Vice Chair of RFE/RL’s Board of 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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Governors Seek to Expand U.S. International Media Efforts in Russia

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At the end of their May 3-7 visit to Moscow, BBG Board members Susan McCue and Michael Meehan released the following statement: “Given the rapidly shrinking independent media across Russia over the past few months, we have asked the management of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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