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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

side by side photos of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad and current president Rohani

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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Threats Escalate Against RFE/RL’s Azeri Reporter Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON, DC – RFE/RL calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 online release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, Read more »

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US Concerned About Interference With RFE/RL Azeribaijani Service Signal

US Ambassador Richard Morningstar and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose at RFE/RL's Baku bureau, 15Jul2013

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar expressed the U.S government’s concern about satellite broadcasting interruptions that have effectively jammed RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service broadcasts into the country since late April. Amb. Morningstar made the statement during a July 15 meeting at RFE/RL’s Baku bureau with RFE/RL Acting Read more »

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US Ambassador Congratulates RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service On 60th Anniversary

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen, speaking at a celebration of Radio Azattyk's 60th anniversary in Bishkek, 7 June 2013.

  RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 7 at the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater in the capital city, Bishkek. One of the attendees at the celebration, US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, recently sent a letter of congratulations and appreciation for the Read more »

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RFE/RL Lands Exclusive Interviews

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From the red carpet to the disputed borderlands of the Caucasus, RFE/RL offers these recent exclusive video interviews: As U.S. film director Oliver Stone attended the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic to received the Crystal Globe award for his contributions to world Read more »

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RFE/RL Marks World Refugee Day

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The decision to leave home, community and possessions behind in order to flee a conflict area is one made by desperate people around the globe every day. On June 20 the UNHCR observed World Refugee Day to draw attention to the more than 46 million refugees Read more »

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Governor Ashe Honored in Moscow

Alexey Simonov , President of Glasnost Defense Foundation  in Moscow, presents Victor Ashe with a certificate of appreciation

BBG Governor Victor Ashe traveled to Moscow on June 20 with Acting Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty President Kevin Klose to meet with RFE/RL and Voice of America journalists, U.S. officials and prominent human rights activists. Ashe was presented a certificate of appreciation from Alexey Simonov, Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports Interference With Its Signal To Azerbaijan

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WASHINGTON – RFE/RL has documented a pattern of disruption of its satellite news programming to Azerbaijan that could indicate a new level of deliberate interference, a practice known as jamming. The practice is a violation of international telecommunications regulations. Since April 28, 2013, RFE/RL’s weekly Read more »

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