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A running tally of RFE/RL news exclusives, citations, and expert appearances in leading global media.


RFE/RL's Christopher Miller, during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper about intensified warfare in eastern Ukraine.

RFE/RL's Christopher Miller, during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper about intensified warfare in eastern Ukraine.

Summary

RECENT RFE/RL HIGHLIGHTS:

From February 8-13, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Reuters, AP, CBS, CNN, Foreign Policy, Government Executive, ​RT, Sputnik, and numerous other news outlets reported on the formal launch of Current Time, the 24/7 Russian-language digital television network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America

In early February, Quartz, Tablet, the Express, the Mirror, The Week, The Times of London, The Independent, The Daily Beast, The Interpreter, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show (at 17:32), International Business Times, The Washington Times, The Independent, and The Daily Beast all cited RFE/RL coverage of the sudden illness in Moscow of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza.

On February 3, CNN's Jake Tapper interviewed RFE/RL correspondent Christopher Miller, who is covering the intensified warfare between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

From February 1-3, The New York Review of Books. Business Insider, and Breitbart News cited RFE/RL reporting on the spy scandal unfolding in Russia, involving Russian intelligence officers reportedly facing treason charges for allegedly collaborating with the CIA.

On January 16, international media including the New York Times, CBS News, Yahoo News, CNN, and BBC reposted RFE/RL video and photos of a cargo jet crash outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

On December 6, numerous Russian media outlets, including Kommersant, Dozhd (TVRain) , Gazeta.ru, Ekho Moskvy, Snob.ru, Republic.ru, Lenta.ru, Vzglyad.ru, Ura.ru, and Business FM, cited RFE/RL correspondent Carl Schreck’s exclusive article on the surge in recent years in new U.S. asylum applications by Russian citizens​.

21:28 17.2.2017

On February 16, Stratfor cited RFE/RL reporting in a situation report on negotiations to withdraw heavy weapons from war-torn eastern Ukraine.

The Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on authorities in Crimea to immediately drop all charges against Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, a contributor to RFE/RL's Crimea.Realities website, and allow the journalist to work.

20:16 15.2.2017

Yahoo News (via Storyful) re-posted RFE/RL Radio Mashaal video from a suicide attack in the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar, that killed at least 6 people.

The Classical Art Research Center at the University of Oxford tweets about RFE/RL’s "brilliant" multimedia project on ancient Buddhist sites in northwestern Pakistan.

The Diplomat posts an analysis by RFE/RL's Daud Khattak of the potential impact of a wave of terrorist attacks public confidence in Pakistan's security forces.

On February 14, Amusing Planet re-posted several photos by RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple of a "gangster cemetery" in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.

B92 cites an RFE/RL Balkan Service interview with outgoing Ukrainian ambassador to Bosnia Oleksandr Levchenko, who says that destabilizing the Balkan region is in the interest of Russian President Vladimir Putin - "he would always come later as a peacemaker."

On February 13, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, and Government Executive wrote about the formal launch of of Current Time, the 24/7 Russian-language digital television network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America.

World Tribune re-posts RFE/RL's report on a North Korean defector threatened with deportation to his homeland by Russia.

Committee to Protect Journalists cites RFE/RL Kazakh Service reporting in its alert on the arrest in Kazakhstan of independent newspaper editor Zhanbolat Mamay.

Le Monde linked to RFE/RL's scenesetter article on the February 12 presidential election in Turkmenistan, and Newsweek linked to an RFE/RL Turkmen Service report about the election and expected re-election of the incumbent, Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov,

On February 11, Pakistan's The Express Tribune published an opinion article by RFE/RL's Daud Khattak, which asked "Afghanistan: which way next?"

00:28 10.2.2017

Reuters, AP, CBS, CNN, Foreign Policy, RT, Sputnik, and numerous other news outlets reported on the formal launch of Current Time, the 24/7 Russian-language digital television network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) reported on the latest efforts by Azerbaijani authorities to harass RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova, by going to extreme lengths to prevent Ismayilova from addressing via Skype members of the European Parliament in Brussels.

On February 8, Quartz, Tablet, Express, and the Mirror cite RFE/RL reporting on the sudden illness of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara Murza.

Eurasianet cites RFE/RL Turkmen Service reporting that documents the consequences of the economic downturn in Turkmenistan.

Yahoo News re-posts RFE/RL video reporting on the continuing anti-corruption protests in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

00:50 7.2.2017

On February 7, The Week, The Times of London, and The Independent cited RFE/RL coverage of the sudden illness in Moscow of Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza; one day earlier, The Daily Beast and The Interpreter cited RFE/RL's Kara-Murza reporting.

In its Submission to the UN Human Rights Council on Turkmenistan, Human Rights Watch calls for the immediate release of RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev and describes the harassment faced by RFE/RL contributors Soltan Achilova, Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, and Osmankuly Hallyev.

La Reppublica posts a slideshow of RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's photo essay on a Buddhist monastery that is to be removed to make room for the expansion of an iron mine in Russia's Ural Mountains.

On February 6, Business Insider re-posted an RFE/RL article about a Kazakh lawmaker criticizing a call by a Russian legislator for the return of lost territory "taken by Kazakhstan."

On February 5, CNN's Situation Room used RFE/RL Ukrainian Service footage from the fighting in eastern Ukraine, in a report on the Trump Administration's Russia policy.

On February 3, The New York Review of Books cited RFE/RL reporting on the spy scandal unfolding in Russia, involving Russian intelligence officers reportedly facing treason charges for allegedly collaborating with the CIA.

CNN's Jake Tapper interviewed RFE/RL correspondent Christopher Miller, who is covering the intensified warfare between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

On February 2, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show (at 17:32), International Business Times, The Washington Times and The Independent cited RFE/RL reporting on the sudden illness of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza in Moscow, the second time in two years that he has unexpectedly become critically ill while visiting the Russian capital. One day later, The Daily Beast also cited RFE/RL coverage of Kara-Murza's sudden illness.

East Online interviewed RFE/RL journalist Daud Khattak about Afghanistan, 15 years after the start of the international intervention there.

RFE/RL Majlis podcast host Muhammad Tahir participates in a discussion about "Turkmenistan's Silent Election," airing on the NPR affilaite KBIA and Missouri School of Journalism-sponsored "Global Journalist" program.

On February 1, Business Insider re-posted RFE/RL's analysis of what is known about the spy scandal unfolding in Russia, involving Russian intelligence officers reportedly facing treason charges for allegedly collaborating with the CIA.The next day, Breitbart News cited RFE/RL's report on the arrest of three people in connection with the scandal.

Payvand re-posted an RFE/RL feature on an Iranian woman whose hopes to attend her brother's wedding in the U.S. were dashed by the implementation of President Trump's executive order on immigration.

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