Pavel Pechacek stands at a podium on stage while Kevin Klose sits in the background at an award ceremony.

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Bohuslav Sobotka has honored the former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kevin Klose, and former RFE/RL Czechoslovak Service director Pavel Pechacek for their “lifelong work for democracy, human rights and freedom” and their “contributions to the transformation and development” of the Czech Republic.

RFE/RL appoints interim managers

RFE/RL’s Board of Directors has appointed Vice President of Finance, CFO and Treasurer John Giambalvo and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Nenad Pejic to serve as Interim Managers of the Corporation. Their service begins on March 2, following the departure of Kevin Klose as President and CEO, and remains in effect until a new president is appointed. The RFE/RL Board of Directors consists of all of the members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

Kevin Klose To Leave RFE/RL

(WASHINGTON — February 25, 2014) RFE/RL President and CEO Kevin Klose has announced that he will leave the organization March 1.