Radio Free Asia launches “A River in Peril: The Mekong Under China’s Control”

Landscape of the Mekong River with mountains and cloudy sky

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched a multimedia investigative web series examining the impact of China’s rapid development on the Mekong River and the communities downstream. “A River in Peril: The Mekong Under China’s Control” tells the story of Southeast Asia’s longest river, on which more than 60 million depend for their food, drinking water, and livelihoods.

Turkmenistan escalates attacks against RFE/RL journalists

A man plays the guitar in a small room and smiles at the camera.

Turkmen authorities have arrested contributor Khudayberdy Allashov on charges of possessing chewing tobacco only days after one RFE/RL correspondent was threatened with arrest and another was physically injured in a series of violent attacks.