Innovation is game changer for RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service

The internet was teeming with reporting and speculation earlier this month over the death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov and the ensuing political succession. Much of that managed to reach Uzbek citizens through digital technology that challenges the government’s efforts to control information in this rigidly closed country.

Armenian Service receives major traffic during police station occupation

Bright light shines on riot police walking during night time. A light grenade shoots through the sky.

VOA’s Armenian Service provided 24/7 coverage of the occupation of a police station in the capital, Yerevan, which continued for a second consecutive week and resulted in an outpouring of support for the armed occupiers from thousands of residents who marched through the streets of Yerevan on July 25.