Halina Abakunchyk: “I’ve never witnessed anything like this in Minsk in all the demonstrations I’ve covered,” said Halina Abakunchyk, a journalist for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, whose camera was taken by police before she swiped it back. She reported that protesters were being “snatched Read more »
RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison
Washington, D.C. — In a tribute to the life and work of Vaclav Havel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL announce the launch of the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The inaugural Vaclav Havel fellow, Franak Viachorka, will be in Washington for a Read more »
WASHINGTON — Khadija Ismayilova, a freelancer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who has built a reputation in Azerbaijan as a fearless investigative reporter, has been targeted in a blackmail campaign. Ismayilova received an envelope in the mail today containing photos of a personal nature Read more »
RFE/RL Azerbaijani Reporter Deported From Exclave Via Iran
BAKU — An RFE/RL correspondent has been deported from the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxcivan through Iran after investigating the death of a man reportedly accused of spying for Tehran, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service reports.
When I asked who they were, they didn’t say anything. They forced me into the car, took away my passport and demanded me to switch off my mobile