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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Unbiased News

A member of a pro-Russian self defense unit checks a polling station while guarding it in the municipality of Dobroe, near Simferopol, Ukraine,Thursday, March 13, 2014.

As accurate and unbiased information becomes increasingly important in Ukraine, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing uncompromising coverage and expert analysis on the latest developments in the standoff with Russia. On the day of the Crimean referendum, Voice of America provided Read more »

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Senator Kaine Talks to Alhurra TV about Syria and Ukraine

Senator Kaine speaks with Alhurra reporter

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the humanitarian crisis facing Syria’s neighboring countries as refugees continue to stream across borders. He noted that while the U.S. is the biggest provider of humanitarian aid in the world, the Syria refugee Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Provide Unstinting and Unique Reporting on Violence in Ukraine

Protestors protect themselves with sheilds during clashes with police

As violence escalates in Kyiv, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing critical information across multiple platforms to the people of Ukraine. In an extremely dangerous environment, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America have harmonized their efforts to share Read more »

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Armstrong, Klose Visit Ukraine, Renew Calls To Protect Journalists

BBG Governor Matt Armstrong & RFE/RL President Kevin Klose meet with RFE/RL & VOA Ukrainian Service journalists & staff at RFE/RL's bureau in Kyiv

One week after dozens of journalists were attacked by police in and around Kyiv’s Maidan Square, RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Matthew Armstrong arrived in the Ukrainian capital to meet with U.S. international media journalists, to denounce Read more »

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Ukraine Protests Claim First Fatalities: RFE/RL Liveblogs Euromaidan

A protester carries a Ukrainian flag during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Mayhem descended on Kyiv today, not far from the city’s Independence Square, after Ukraine’s riot police tried to clear barricades and disperse protesters following the enactment of new laws imposing harsh penalties on unauthorized demonstrations and restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Police used tear Read more »

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U.S. Media Condemn Attacks on Euromaidan Journalists

Pro-European Union activists attend a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of activists rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, while the organizers of the weeks-long anti-government protests looked for a future strategy amid dwindling numbers and a continuing government crackdown on the protesters. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harassment, intimidation and attacks on independent journalists, including of those of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, have spiked in the wake of mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine. RFE/RL reports a smear campaign targeting veteran journalist Vitaliy Portnikov, intended Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn To RFE/RL For EuroMaydan Coverage

Pro-European Union activists at a rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Unprecedented numbers of Ukrainians are turning to RFE/RL and its Ukrainian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda, as a vital source of authoritative news about Kyiv’s EuroMaydan protests. Since November 25, the Service’s live video stream from the protests on Independence Square (Maydan) and elsewhere Read more »

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Myroslava Gongadze, VOA Journalist and Ukrainian Rights Activist

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VOA Journalist Myroslava Gongadze, a tireless campaigner for human rights and freedom of the press in her native Ukraine, has been profiled in the new documentary, A whisper to a Roar, which tells the stories of democracy activists in five countries around the world. Myroslava, Read more »

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