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RFE/RL Language Services

We broadcast in 26 languages to 23 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. With over 400 full-time journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world.​

Russian Service

RFE/RL's ​Radio Svoboda is the leading international broadcaster in Russia. As Russia witnesses increasing control of the media by state authorities, Radio Svoboda has become a key forum for those who lack access to other means of free expression.

Tatar-Bashkir Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azatliq is the only major international broadcaster in the Tatar and Bashkir languages and provides listeners and readers with objective news and information not available from Russian media.

North Caucasus Service

RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service reports the news in one of the most violent and dangerous regions in the world where media freedom and journalists remain under severe threat.

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Iranian Service

RFE/RL's Radio Farda is one of the few remaining sources of uncensored news and information for people in Iran. Despite severe censorship, Radio Farda's website receives 10 million page views every month.

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Kazakh Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azattyq has been an important source of information for people in Kazakhstan for decades. In 2009, Azattyq won the prestigious 2009 Online Journalism Award for "standing in defense of citizen’s rights to seek and receive information."

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Kyrgyz Service

RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service is one of the most trusted sources of news and information in Kyrgyzstan, especially at times of political turmoil. Azattyk's reports are regularly cited and reprinted by local and regional media.

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Tajik Service

RFE/RL's Tajik Service attracts a young, influential audience with its timely, locally focused reporting. The government's continued vigor in controlling politics and media has lent further impetus to Radio Ozodi's trusted coverage.

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Turkmen Service

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service is the only independent source for news and information in the country, with special emphasis given to topics such as democracy and human rights.

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Uzbek Service

RFE/RL's Radio Ozodlik is one of the only sources of reliable news and information for people in Uzbekistan. The country remains one of the most repressive in the world in terms of media freedom and human rights issues.

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Armenian Service

RFE/RL's Armenian Service has been a consistent and dependable provider of independent information in Armenia for over 50 years. Today, it is a trusted source of information and regularly cited and reprinted by local media.

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Azerbaijani Service

In an environment of total government control over national television and radio channels, Radio Azadliq has a firm reputation as the only source of unbiased information and the most professional media outlet in Azerbaijan.

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Georgian Service

RFE/RL's Georgian Service is widely regarded as the only objective and unbiased source of information in Georgia, where the government still retains a firm grip on media.

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RFE/RL's Service To Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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Afghan Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azadi is the leading media outlet in Afghanistan today, reaching more than 60 percent of the Afghan population across the country with its radio and Internet programs.

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Balkan Service

RFE/RL's Balkan Service promotes the values of democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression in a region where genuine media freedom remains elusive and where many media outlets remain divided along ethnic lines.

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Belarus Service

In a country that has been referred to as "Europe's last dictatorship," RFE/RL's Radio Svaboda is one of the leading news websites and one of the few media outlets accessible to Belarusians in their own language.

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Moldovan Service

For over 65 years, Radio Europa Libera, now RFE/RL's Moldovan Service, has been a dependable source of information and news. Radio Europa Libera has a substantial presence in Moldova and is frequently cited in local media.

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Ukrainian Service

The quality and independence of Ukraine's media as a whole are still limited, and RFE/RL's Radio Svoboda is the country's most popular and trusted international broadcaster. Radio Svoboda celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.

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Current Time TV

Current Time is a 24/7 Russian-language digital network airing on television and social networks. Its mission is to provide fair and accurate reporting and serve as a reality check on disinformation that is driving conflict in countries bordering Russia.
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Polygraph.info

Polygraph.info, a globally aware and nonpartisan English language website, is a timely response to the deluge of false or misleading information confounding audiences around the world.
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