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BBG Chairman Shell Visits RFE/RL in Prague

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BBG Chairman Jeff Shell visited the Prague broadcast headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on September 3. This was Chairman Shell’s first visit to RFE/RL since his appointment as head of the BBG in early August. During his visit, Shell met with RFE/RL corporate and Read more »

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Intimidation Continues In Iran Despite New Government

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PRAGUE – RFE/RL’s Persian language Service, Radio Farda, has reported several recent instances of intimidation targeting reporters’ relatives in Iran, despite widespread expectations that the new government of President Hassan Rohani would usher in a period of more moderate politics and ease societal tensions. In Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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Acting Head Kevin Klose Appointed RFE/RL President And CEO

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WASHINGTON -  Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeffrey Shell today announced that distinguished journalist and broadcast executive Kevin Klose has accepted an offer, unanimously supported by the BBG, to serve as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. In its capacity as RFE/RL’s corporate Read more »

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Azerbaijani Press Launches New Attacks On Khadija Ismayilova

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Azerbaijan has ratcheted up its invective against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, attacking her integrity and accusing her of being a “slave” to the U.S., following a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Baku condemning media attacks against her. Ismayilova, author of reports for RFE/RL disclosing Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: Government, Rebel Allies Line Up In Syria

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As the world debates how to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, RFE/RL examines the international players on both sides of the Syrian conflict. # INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Syria’s Civil War (Available for download) # As the possibility of a U.S.-led military Read more »

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Legacy of King Speech Featured Worldwide on BBG Networks

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WASHINGTON – To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will provide special programming including live reports from Washington, DC, topical original features on human rights and Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive Read more »

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RFE/RL Profiles: Outsiders, Outlanders and Just Proudly “Out”

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RFE/RL offers these original features on three distinct “Out” groups: Correspondent Richard Solash reports that gay athletes and their supporters are preparing to take a stand against Russian laws marginalizing homosexuals during February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. What will they do? And what will be Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

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Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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