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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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BBG Governors Meet in Moscow to Discuss Future of Russian Media

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(Click on the photos to see a larger image and captions) Governors Susan McCue and Michael Meehan were in Moscow this week to consider matters relevant to U.S. international media in Russia. Governor McCue, who chairs the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 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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