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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty announces Thomas Kent as new President

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WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field […]

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Ismayilova Freed From Prison But Intent On Justice

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 — Elated but defiant, RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova walked out of prison in Baku today after Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court suspended her jail sentence, vowing to take the Azerbaijani government to court to hold it accountable for concocting a case against her on […]

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Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website

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“This is an aggressive act that uses the outrageous pretext of extremism to censor RFE/RL and prevent audiences in Russia and Crimea from learning the truth about the annexation,” RFE/RL Editor in Chief Nenad Pejic said in a statement on May 12. “We condemn it as an attack on RFE/RL’s operations and the public’s fundamental right to freely access information,” he added.

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UNESCO Lauds Ismayilova Amid Mounting Pressure For Journalist’s Freedom

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(WASHINGTON — May 3, 2016)  On World Press Freedom Day, imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was named the 2016 recipient of theUNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, as journalists and activists around the world invoked the day’s message to call for her […]

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

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Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world.  According to Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report, global press freedom […]

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RFE/RL Wins Webby People’s Voice Award

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WASHINGTON — A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award. Watch This Disabled Boy’s World Change In Two Minutes tells the story of a disabled teenager who relies on his friends to push him in his wheelchair everyday […]

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BBG Condemns Targeting of Independent Journalists in Crimea, Including RFE/RL Contributors

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the targeting of independent journalists in Russia-annexed Crimea following police searches on Tuesday of the homes of seven residents of the peninsula, including some who have worked as RFE/RL contributors. The Moscow-backed Crimean Prosecutor General’s Office says […]

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RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” Documentary Wins New York Festivals Awards

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WASHINGTON – RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The documentary follows a newlywed Syrian couple as they flee their war-torn country and make the fraught journey […]

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Czech Republic Honors Klose, Pechacek, RFE/RL For Defending Freedom

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WASHINGTON–Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Bohuslav Sobotka has honored the former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kevin Klose, and former RFE/RL Czechoslovak Service director Pavel Pechacek for their “lifelong work for democracy, human rights and freedom” and their “contributions to the transformation […]

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In Azerbaijan, No Pardon For Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON — Azerbaijan pardoned several political prisoners last week, but RFE/RL reacted with dismay that a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, was not among them. “We are overjoyed for the journalists, human rights defenders, and activists who were released today […]

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