A flag on a pole waving in the wind

A court in Uzbekistan has upheld a decision to sentence the brother of an RFE/RL journalist to eight years in prison on drug-related charges, the latest in a series of cases that appear to target family members in retaliation for their relatives’ reporting.

Protests grow against media crackdown in Crimea

Portrait of a middle-aged man in front of a dirty wall

International media groups have intensified efforts to support Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist and contributor to RFE/RL, calling on Russian authorities to allow him to leave the peninsula to receive medical care.