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Radio Liberty Celebrates 60 Years Defending Free Speech

RFE/RL President Kevin Klose introduces Lyudmila Alekseyeva and David Satter at the Dialogue on Liberty to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Radio Liberty broadcast to Russia

WASHINGTON , D.C. -  “Listen! Listen! Today, a new radio station, Liberation, begins its broadcasts.” Those words, spoken by broadcaster Sergei Dubrovsky on March 1, 1953, were the first to be transmitted by Radio Liberty, a new voice with a mission to promote “the principles of Read more »

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

BBG Governor Susan McCue speaks with human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group Read more »

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RFE/RL Examines Russia’s Adoption Debate

Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson says of Max Shatto: "This kid's a Texas kid. He lived in Texas. He lived in my county. And my interest here is the death of that child and to find out what happened."

The death last month of 3-year old adoptee Max Shatto, or Maksim Kuzmin as he is known in Russia, has again put international adoptions at the forefront of U.S.-Russian relations. RFE/RL’s original coverage on this issue — from the adoption ban Russia enacted at the Read more »

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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

BBG Presiding Gov. Michael Linton and Gov. Victor Ashe.

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

Irina Van Dusen, Managing Editor, VOA Russian Service

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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