Tag Archives: Russia

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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Credibility of Russian Media Lacking in Baltic Nations

A Chechen woman looks at a TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

Washington, D.C. – Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday. In addition, only those survey respondents who considered Russian-backed […]

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Assessing Russia’s Influence in Its Periphery; Is Russia Really Winning an Information War?

A Chechen woman looks at a TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup will hold a research briefing on Russian-language media consumption in the Baltics and Moldova and will discuss what, if any, impact that media has.

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New RFE/RL Fellowships Support Independent, Investigative Journalism

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic–December 23, 2015)  RFE/RL has welcomed the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to its Prague offices for an eight-month program of professional development aimed at supporting independent journalists in countries lacking a free press. This year’s Havel Fellows are: Knar Khudoyan, Armenia; Zaur Gurbanli, […]

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Current Time Expanding in Eastern Europe

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WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) — Current Time, a TV news program for Russian-speaking audiences in countries bordering Russia, launched its new weekend edition with shows affording viewers a fresh alternative to Russian-controlled TV. Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) share the mic on Current Time’s […]

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Ramp Up of USIM Programs to Russia and Environs

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Since the fall of the Yanukovych government and ensuing Russian aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, VOA and RFE/RL have added or expanded more than 25 new radio, television and digital programs in Russian, Ukrainian, and other languages engaging audiences in the former Soviet space. […]

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Governor Armstrong Speaks at International Forums in Lithuania

(L-R): Rita Miliūtė, Governor Matt Armstrong,  Evgeny Kiselev, Jan Machecek

BBG member Matt Armstrong spoke earlier this week at the “International Forum on Challenges and Responsibilities in Contemporary Journalism,” which was cohosted by Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seimas (Parliament), and European Humanities University. The March 10 event included experts from the media, diplomacy, and think tanks and […]

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RFE/RL and VOA Report on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Mumin Shakirov was part of RFE/RL's team that provided live streaming coverage of the Moscow march honoring slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest on March 3 in Moscow after being shot dead close to the Kremlin on February 27, just days before a planned protest against the Kremlin. Over the last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice […]

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Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Inna Dubinsky (L), BBG Development Officer; David Ensor, VOA Director; and Russian journalist Natella Boltyanskaya at the showing of the documentary on Soviet dissidents at the Kennan Institute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America (VOA) has released the first English-language episode of a documentary series on the Soviet dissidents and human rights activists who played a crucial role in ending the Cold War. The first episode, called Political Dissent in Russia: Past & Present, […]

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Russian-Language TV Program Expands To Latvia

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WASHINGTON-  “Nastoyashchee Vremya,” a new Russian-language television program, will launch this evening in Latvia, expanding its reach to audiences in five countries bordering Russia. “The aim of the program is to provide audiences in countries neighboring Russia with an alternative point of view on current […]

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