Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia broadcasting corporation that serves as a surrogate media source in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

With headquarters in Prague, 17 local bureaus (including Moscow, Kabul, Kyiv and Islamabad), and more than 1,000 journalists throughout its broadcast region, RFE/RL’s proximity to its audiences facilitates the production of compelling, locally-oriented programming in a cost-effective manner.

Reaching more than 26.9 million people each week, RFE/RL provides what many people cannot get locally: uncensored local and regional news, responsible discussion, and open debate via radio, television, and digital media. In addition to traditional radio reporting, RFE/RL is modernizing to compete successfully in the rapidly-changing media realm. RFE/RL has expanded its TV and video operations, live-streamed political protests and other newsworthy events, and broadened its best-in-class digital journalism operations to ensure that RFE/RL reporting is accessible to audiences across platforms.

Recent Highlights

EXCLUSIVE: Senators McCain, Klobuchar, Graham vow no “Faustian bargain” with Russia, pledge to target Putin “harder”

In an exclusive interview today in Kyiv, U.S. Senators told RFE/RL Ukrainian Service that the U.S. Congress will pursue more sanctions against Russia.

U.S. OSCE envoy condemns punitive actions against journalists in Central Asia

U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Baer expressed concern about the Turkmen government’s imprisonment of two RFE/RL journalists.

New Russian-language websites offer reality check for local audiences

Two new Russian-language websites have found ready audiences in Russia’s North Caucasus and mid-Volga regions, providing accurate reporting for populations that lack access to a local, independent press.

EVENT: Advancing the Afghanistan mission under a Trump administration

As the Trump Administration prepares to take office, it must consider its strategy in Afghanistan, the country from which al-Qaeda launched the 9/11 attacks and where U.S. and NATO-backed Afghan forces continue to battle the Taliban 15 years after the Islamist extremist group was ousted from power.

Polygraph.info to speak truth to disinformation

Polygraph is a fact-checking website produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA).

Awards

RFE/RL Website Takes Bronze At Lovie Awards

Lovie Award bronze winner in the category Website/News, The Lovie Awards (2016)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is the sixth annual Lovie Award bronze winner in the category Website/News.

RFE/RL Kyrgyzstan Reporter Wins Award For Investigative Journalism

Best Anti-Corruption Online Publication, (2016)

Aizada Kutueva, an investigative reporter and correspondent for RFE/RL’s Central Asian Newswire in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan won the “Best Anti-Corruption Online Publication” award for her reporting on corruption in Kyrgyzstan.

RFE/RL wins Webby People’s Voice Award

People's Choice Award, Webby Awards (2016)

A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award.

RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” Documentary Wins New York Festivals Awards

Silver Medal, Magazine Format/Information Program Category; Bronze Medal, Current Affairs Category, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2016)

RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 19.

RFE/RL’s “Desperate Honeymoon” documentary wins New York Festivals Awards

Silver and Bronze medals, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2016)

RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

“Historians now acknowledge that the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe were major contributors to the bringing down the then Soviet Union. There’s no doubt about it.”

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)