(Prague, Czech Republic) U.S. NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker was the first official visitor to RFE/RL’s new headquarters on March 13 (photogallery).
Volker met with editors and directors from several broadcast services at RFE/RL's central newsroom. He then visited the new offices of Radio Free Afghanistan and gave an interview to RFE/RL correspondent Abubakar Siddique.
Read the full text of the interview here.
Volker's entry in the RFE/RL guestbook reads:
“Thank you for the remarkable and important work you do, and the risks you take in bringing free and open news reporting to people around the world.”
RFE/RL is currently relocating to a new facility in the Prague district of Hagibor, ten minutes from the city center. The five-story, 236,000 sq/ft broadcast center features state-of-the-art multimedia infrastructure, recording studios, interlinking offices, and a modern newsroom. It is also energy-efficient and one of the most secure buildings in Europe.