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


Pastries being sold on May Day on Tverskaya ploshchad in Moscow in the early 1950's - from Part Two the the Manhoff Archive

Pastries being sold on May Day on Tverskaya ploshchad in Moscow in the early 1950's - from Part Two the the Manhoff Archive

Summary

RECENT RFE/RL HIGHLIGHTS:

From March 10-16, numerous media including The Moscow Times, Diario de Noticias, Publico, iDnes, Haaretz, Lenta.Ru,and Vesti.Ru, linked to or embedded content from RFE/RL's exclusive posting of the Manhoff Archive - rare photos and video taken by a former military attache at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow of life in the Soviet Union of the early 1950's, including the only known independent video of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s funeral procession.

On March 7-8, CNN, The Hill, and Foreign Policy noted testimony by eastern European ambassadors to the U.S. in support of RFE/RL's efforts in the region during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee's State/Foreign Operations subcommittee on "Russian Policies & Intentions Toward Specific European Countries".

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.

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.

21:37 23.3.2017

CNN, VICE News, New Zealand Herald, and BuzzFeed News ​cited and linked to an interview by RFE/RL correspondent Christopher Miller of slain former Russian parliamentarian Denis Voronenkov, who fled Russia for Ukraine in October 2016. Voronenkov was slain in a daylight shooting on March 23 on the streets of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv; the assassin was shot and killed by Voronenkov's bodyguard.

Iraqi Kurdistan's Rudaw cites RFE/RL reporting on casualties in the battle to retake Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.

23:27 22.3.2017

RT cited RFE/RL's publication of the Manhoff Archive, a set of never-before-seen color images of life in the Soviet Union in the 1950s that was recently discovered in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

PEN America cited RFE/RL Belarus Service reporting on the number of those arrested and sentenced to jail for participating in the current wave of protests sweeping across Belarus.

Germany's Die Welt cited RFE/RL Belarus Service video reporting in its article on the wave of protests sweeping across Belarus.

On March 21, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project cited RFE/RL reporting on Ukrainian lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko's press conference, where he released documents he says show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman went to great lengths to hide $750,000 tied to his work for former President Viktor Yanukovych. Yahoo News (via Storyful) re-posted RFE/RL/Ukrainian Crisis Media Center video from Leshchenko's press conference.

Bird in Flight cited RFE/RL its re-post of photos from the Manhoff Archive. The archive, which consists of never-before-published photos of the Soviet Union in the 1950's, was originally posted online by RFE/RL.

On March 18, USAToday, The Sydney Morning Herald, and ABC News reported that Russia's parliament, the State Duma, has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in Russia, including RFE/RL, in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The Duma's action comes just days after U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced legislation that would empower the Justice Department to investigate possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT; USAToday cited an RFE/RL interview with Sen. Shaheen, who said that it appeared her legislation had struck a nerve with the Kremlin and some Duma members.

On March 17, Radio World cited Broadcasting Board of Governors' CEO John Lansing as describing "Current Time," the 24/7 Russian-language digital network produced by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America, as “the model of what is to come in the future of U.S. international media.”

20:41 17.3.2017

From March 10-16, numerous media including The Moscow Times, Diario de Noticias, Publico, iDnes, Haaretz, Lenta.Ru,and Vesti.Ru, linked to or embedded content from RFE/RL's exclusive posting of the Manhoff Archive - rare photos and video taken by a former military attache at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow of life in the Soviet Union of the early 1950's, including the only known independent video of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s funeral procession.

On March 16, Yahoo News (via Storyful) reposted RFE/RL Radio Farda video of Iraqi forces moving closer to the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, which has been controlled bt the so-called Islamic State since 2014.

On March 15, EuroNews used RFE/RL video and reporting on Ukraine imposing a cargo ban on traffic with its war-town eastern territories, under control of Russia-backed separatist forces.

The Tower cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran's jailing of the son of opposition leader and former speaker of parliament Mehdi Karrubi.

Business Insider and SFGate.com cited RFE/RL reporting on Montenegrin efforts to join the NATO alliance in an article on Sen. John McCain's efforts to achieve approval of the accession treaty in the U.S. Senate.

On March 14, The Express Tribune published RFE/RL Radio Mashaal editor Daud Khattak's op-ed on "Countering extremist propaganda."

On March 13, CNSNews.com cited RFE/RL President Tom Kent's criticism of the arrest of Belarus Service reporter Halina Abakunchyk while covering protests in the Belarusian city of Vorsha against a “tax on social parasites” and the government of Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Associated Press cited RFE/RL reporting of an assassination attempt on Azem Vllasi, a former top communist official in Kosovo.

Eurasianet.org cites RFE/RL reporting in an article on the future of U.S. foreign policy towards Central Asia

On March 12, Yahoo News (via Storyful) reposted RFE/RL Belarus Service video of protests in several Belarusian cities against a “tax on social parasites” and the government of Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

15:18 10.3.2017

Britain's Daily Mirror cites RFE/RL's report on "Blue Whale," an internet teen 'suicide game' sweeping through the Russian-speaking world. On March 14, Canada's The Globe And Mail published an opinion article about the game "and how the news can imitate art," citing RFE/RL's reporting.

On March 9, B92 cited an RFE/RL Balkan Service interview with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci about his intention to transform Kosovo's security force into an army.

Business Insider re-posted an RFE/RL report on U.S. military Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel's testimony before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee about the possibility that more U.S. troops will be needed in Afghanistan.

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