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


This June 2016 RFE/RL photo of Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin was used by media worldwide in July 2017 to accompany stories on Akhmetshin's involvement in a controversial meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

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RECENT RFE/RL HIGHLIGHTS:

On July 14-15, news media worldwide including CNN, NPR, NBC News, Fox News, The Guardian, Business Insider, Daily Beast, Huffington Post (Canada, Australia), Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, The Times of Israel, Associated Press, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Australian Financial Review, and The Japan News used or cited RFE/RL’s 2016 photo and profile of Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who attended a controversial June 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump, Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Between June 16-23, numerous websites including Reddit, Bored Panda, Digg, Imgur, Daily Mail, Konbini, DIY Photography, Hacker News, IFL Science, Interez.sk, CTV News (Canada), Nine News (Australia), PetaPixel, Gazeta.pl, Jawina (Germany), Earthables, and My Modern Met re-posted RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's photo essay on Siberia’s "mammoth pirates." On June 19, Chapple participated in a live interview about the project with CTV News.

On June 21, The Washington Post published an editorial on U.S. sanctions against Russia which noted the ongoing trial in Crimea of RFE/RL Crimea.Realities contributor Mykola Semena.

On June 7, NPR's Morning Edition interviewed RFE/RL journalist Golnaz Esfandiari about her recent article on IS propaganda targeting Iran, in the context of that day's attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine to Ayatollah Khomenei, the first Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic.

On May 28, RFE/RL journalist Brian Whitmore moderated a panel at the annual GLOBSEC Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia on ""Eastern Neighborhood 2017: Times of Turmoil Ahead?," featuring Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili; Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs; Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin; Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Russian State Duma's Committee on Education and Science; and Andrea Thompson, National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

On April 28, The Washington Post, AP, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, CNN, The Economist, VICE News, and other media used RFE/RL Balkan Service video showing protesters storming Macedonia’s parliament and attacking lawmakers.

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.

22:15 21.7.2017

From July 12-15, news media worldwide including CNN, NPR, NBC News, Fox News, The Guardian, Business Insider, Daily Beast, Huffington Post (Canada, Australia), Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, The Times of Israel, Associated Press, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Australian Financial Review, and The Japan News used or cited RFE/RL’s 2016 photo and profile of Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who attended a controversial June 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

20:49 21.7.2017

On July 12, The Guardian linked to an RFE/RL article on Russia's influence drive In eastern Europe in an article on Polish deputy defense minister Bartosz Kownacki, who is accused of hav​ing links with pro-Kremlin far-right groups.

The Diplomat linked to RFE/RL reporting on cultural restrictions enacted in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Human Rights Watch linked to an RFE/RL Radio Farda interview with political activist Taghi Rahmani in an article calling on Iran to grant rights groups access to its prisons.

Interfax-Ukraine and Ukrinform cited an RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Ukrainian deputy presidential chief of staff Kostiantyn Yeliseyev in articles on Ukrainian efforts to debate the de-occupation of Ukraine during the next UN General Assembly session, and to work with Western allies to draft a policy for restoring territorial integrity and sovereignty to its war-torn eastern Donbas region.

Opposing Views cited RFE/RL Russian Service reporting in an article on extrajudicial killings by authorities in Chechnya.

On July 11-12, The Washington Post, Jezebel, and Danville Commercial News cited RFE/RL reporting in articles on the "Blue Whale" online teen suicide "game.

19:41 21.7.2017

On July 11, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Payvand cited RFE/RL reporting on calls by Iranian soccer stars for the Iranian government to repeal its ban on women in stadiums.

The American Interest posted an article by Boston College academic Martha Bayles on "what the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda."

euronews and The Daily Caller linked to RFE/RL reporting on the arrest by Afghan police of members of a human trafficking ring that kidnapped 25 children and tried to smuggle them into Pakistan, where they were to be trained as suicide bombers for the Afghan Taliban.

McClatchy DC Bureau linked to a 2014 RFE/RL article on a Russian anti-corruption lawyer who sought asylum in the U.S. in an article on the controversial June 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Eurasia Review re-posts an RFE/RL article on Donald Trump, Jr's readiness to testify about his controversial June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Afghanistan's Khaama Press cited an RFE/RL Afghan Service interview with presidential spokesman Najibullah Azad about remarks by Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister's foreign affairs adviser, accusing Afghan President Ghani of supporting the Taliban.

The Ukrinform news agency cited an RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Ukrainian diplomat Oleksandr Motsyk in an article on the appointment of Kurt Volker as U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine.

Balkan Insight cited an RFE/RL Balkan Service interview with Kosovo prime minister Isa Mustafa on resistance by Kosovo political parties to forming a government with new prime minister candidate Ramush Haradinaj.

On July 10, CNN cited RFE/RL reporting on a meeting between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and Ukraine's efforts to reform its military to meet NATO standards.

OilPrice.com re-posted an RFE/RL article on Qatar's financial reserves, which it says will allow it to withstand a boycott imposed by its Arab neighbors and other countries.

Comicbook.com linked to RFE/RL reporting on a Russian court reducing the sentence of a Russian blogger accused of playing Pokemon Go in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.

On July 9, Breitbart News linked to RFE/RL reporting on the Iraqi military's advances in retaking Mosul from ISIS forces.

21:46 14.7.2017

On July 8, The Australian re-posts RFE/RL video (via Storyful) of protests at the G20 summit in Hamburg.

BuzzFeed News cited RFE/RL reporting on the imminent full liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS forces.

On July 7, Unian cited RFE/RL reporting on the appointment of former U.S. ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker as a U.S. special envoy to lead U.S. diplomatic efforts on the fate of Ukraine.

The Financial re-posts RFE/RL reporting on protests in Hamburg prior to the G20 summit, and cites an RFE/RL report on Russian objections to a U.S.-drafted resolution at the UN condemning North Korea's first-ever launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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