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RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena was formally presented an indictment by Russian authorities on charges of “separatism” on January 20, in a case that has come to symbolize the suppression of media freedom on the Russia-annexed Crimea.

RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award.

2016 David Burke Awards ceremony

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today presented the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards in a ceremony at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to honor excellence in journalism.