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RFE/RL Mixes It Up with Live Blogs, Google+ Hangout

(from left to right) RFE/RL's Siranuysh Gevorgyan, Ruzanna Stepanyan and Hrair Tamrazian during a live Google+ Hangout broadcast from Yerevan on December 13, 2013. Not pictured are Richard Giragosian, founding director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), and Artur Papyan, a journalist with RFE/RL's Armenian Service and author of the blog "The Armenian Observer," who also participated in the Google+ Hangout. (Credit: azatutyun.am/ RFE/RL)

The February 18 Armenian presidential elections offered a platform for innovative and collaborative coverage by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. Service Director Hrair Tamrazian landed interviews with all major candidates, including incumbent president Serzh Sarkisian. On February 13, RFE/RL’s inaugural Google+ Hangout launched with an election rundown Read more »

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RFE/RL Honors Top 5 Reports of 2012

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Journalists working for RFE/RL take big risks to tell important stories. In late January, the company gave special recognition to five of the most compelling reports produced in 2012, chosen from among 36 winners of RFE/RL’s monthly in-house competitions. # Radio Svoboda correspondent Irina Chevtayeva Read more »

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BBG Launches Russia Review, Recognizes Journalists and Departing Senior Managers, Adopts New Travel Guidelines

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Washington, D.C. – During its final meeting of 2012, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched an extensive review of its efforts in Russia, recognized BBG journalists and senior managers for extraordinary service and adopted new travel guidelines. After a day-long meeting of its Strategy & Read more »

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Gov. Ashe Meets RFE/RL Staff in Tbilisi

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Member Victor Ashe recently returned from a visit to the Republic of Georgia, where he met with staff at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s current bureau in Tbilisi and toured the broadcaster’s new bureau facility, which is currently being prepared for occupancy. Read more »

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Panel Examines New Laws in Russia (VIDEO)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hosted a panel discussion to examine the impact of several new, repressive Russian laws on freedom of expression and the operations of international organizations. The discussion, called “New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?,” was held Read more »

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VOA, RFE/RL Engage Russian Audience Despite Challenges

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Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are continuing robust efforts to reach audiences in Russia, despite many challenges from the Russian government. Jeff Trimble, deputy director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, and Irina Van Dusen, managing editor of the Voice of America Russian Read more »

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Russians, Americans Must Dispel Myths About Immigration, Officials Tell Journalists

MOSCOW – Russia and the United States need immigrants to sustain economic growth, but both countries face social and cultural challenges integrating new peoples into their societies, officials told journalists at a seminar on migration organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and Read more »

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Russian Journalists Say да to Social Media

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MOSCOW — Russian journalists discussed the role of social media in covering ethnic migration issues and created a Facebook page to post stories and exchange information at a seminar organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

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In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. Read more »

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VOA’s ‘Podelis’ on Satellite to Russia: Amb. McFaul Talks Twitter

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Washington, D.C. — ‘Podelis,’ Voice of America’s cutting-edge TV-webcast to Russia, went live on satellite Wednesday, bringing social media and direct audience participation to a new level. VOA Director David Ensor says the interactive show is “unlike any television program we have ever produced.” He says Read more »

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