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



On September 6, Reporters Without Borders featured Iranian government harassment of Radio Farda and its journalists in a report on "How Iran tries to control news coverage by foreign-based journalists."

Between August 19-30, BBC Newsnight, The Atlantic, Daily Mail, Digg, Calvert Journal, Lonely Planet, ​Georgia Today, Caucasus Business Week,, ​,, and cited and linked to RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's aerial record of Georgia's mountains, lowlands, and cities, captured prior to the implementation of new rules on September 1 restricting the use of drones in Georgian airspace.

On August 17, RFE/RL journalist Carl Schreck broke the news (in English) that a Russian web provider had suspended the Russian domain of neo-Nazi outlet Daily Stormer; his story was cited by Arstechnica, Daily Caller, Mercury News,, Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA), The Daily Times (Maryville, TN), Meduza, Znak, and The Insider.

On August 16, NPR Morning Edition aired an interview with RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple, about his photo report on mammoth ivory hunting in Siberia.

n July 30, The Washington Post asked, "How about some reciprocity?" in an editorial on the arrival on American airwaves of Sputnik Radio and continuing "decade-long banishment" of RFE/RL and VOA broadcasts in Russia.

On July 20, RFE/RL's Brian Whitmore participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill organized by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on "Kleptocrats of the Kremlin," that was aired live on the C-SPAN television network.

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 journalist Mike Eckel'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.

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On September 19, NPR, Utah Public Radio, Yahoo News (via Storyful), and The Week cited RFE/RL reporting and video about a controversial new monument in Moscow to the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov.

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On September 18, AKIPress cited RFE/RL reporting on the opening of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan.

Transitions Online cited RFE/RL reporting on the opening of Moscow's new Zaryadye Park, which opened despite being unfinished and has suffered signifigant vandalism in its first days of operation.

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On September 16, Daily Sabah cited RFE/RL coverage of the Tajik government's new law that makes Tajik national clothing obligatory at “traditional” gatherings such as weddings and commemorative ceremonies for the dead.

Focus News (Bulgaria) cited RFE/RL reporting on China and Russia rejecting a U.S. call to take more "direct actions" to deter North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.

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On September 15, BBC News cited RFE/RL Belarusian Service reporting on an unexpected impact of the Zapad-2017 military exercises on Belarusian villagers.

Ukrinform reported on an RFE/RL Ukrainian Service interview with Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Valery Chaly, who said the U.S. is sending Humvee military vehicles, including ambulances, to Ukraine.

Pink News cited RFE/RL reporting on a Ukrainian childrens book writer forced to decliine an invitaiton to take part in a literary festival because of ultranationalist threats.

The Lily cited RFE/RL reporting on Tajikistan sending text messages to Tajik women telling them to “stick to traditional and national clothes and culture.”

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