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


On October 3, The Sun, Mirror, Snob,,, UNIAN, and many other media reporting by joint reporting by bellingcat and RFE/RL's Russian Service on photographic evidence that one of the alleged Russian nerve-agent poisoners is in fact a decorated senior Russian military intelligence officer.

From September 5-9, the U.S. Embassy Kyiv, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Daily Mail, France 24, EU-OCS, Kyiv Post, UNIAN, Ukrainian Weekly, Interfax-Ukraine, OCCRP, and The FCPA Blog reported and reacted to a Ukrainian court’s approval of the prosecutor-general’s request for the cellphone data of RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporter Natalia Sedletska.

From July 26 to August 1, BBC, Euractiv, New Zealand Herald, Yahoo News (via Storyful),,,,, and cited RFE/RL reporting on the Night Wolvesmotorcycle club, whose members were at the vanguard of Russia's occupation of Crimea, taking up residence at a former military base in Slovakia.

On September 6, The Jerusalem Post, Newsweek, i24 News, World Israel News, Israel Today, The Yeshiva World, and Citizen Truth cited RFE/RL Radio Farda and Current Time's interview with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Israel’s policies towards Iran and its involvement in Syria -- the first time an Israeli Defense Minister was interviewed in his office in Israel by an Iranian journalist.

From July 29 to 31, The New York Times, NPR, Fox News, US News and World Report, Euronews, ​The Times (London), Mirror, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Epoch Times, Safe Travels Magazine,, Hilltop Monitor,,,, Akipress,,,,, RT,,,, cited RFE/RL reporting on the murder of four cyclists (including two Americans) biking through Tajikistan.

On April 22-26, numerous outlets including The Hill, The Washington Post, CTV News (Canada), The Daily Telegraph (Australia), Yahoo TV (Taiwan), MSN News, Rumble, NPR, euronews, NRT Kurdistan, Scoopnest, and Euromaidan Press and Charter 97 (Belarus) linked to RFE/RL Armenian Service video and RFE/RL Current Time content on the massive anti-government protests in Armenia that led to the sudden resignation of new Prime Minister (and former President Serzh Sarkisian.

On October 7, Yahoo TV re-posted RFE/RL Russian Service video of a protest against Vladimir Putin on his birthday.

Newsweek mentions RFE/RL reporting in an article on Pakistan's launch of nuclear-capable missiles.

Novinite (Romania) cited RFE/RL reporting on the killing of prominent Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova.

On October 6, Interfax Ukraine cited former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service during his visit to Berlin.

On October 5, AP and Times Of Central Asia cite RFE/RL reporting on Kazakhstan's denial of asylum to an ex-Chinese camp worker

Council of Europe posted a media freedom alert on Ukrainian government efforts to access the cellphone data of RFE/RL investigative journalist Natalia Sedletska.

On October 4, Newsweek cited RFE/RL reporting Russia's deal with Saudi Arabia to raise oil production.

Yahoo News (via Storyful) re-posted RFE/RL Kazakh Service video reporting on the growth of American Football in Central Asia.

The Algemeiner and The BESA Center posted RFE/RL Radio Mashaal senior editor Daud Khattak's op/ed on "The Islamic State's Future in Afghanistan."

The Week cited RFE/RL reporting on continuing tensions between the U.K and Russia over allegations of Russian involvement in cyberattacks worldwide.

Forbes cited RFE/RL Russian Service reporting on Russian President Vladimir Putin signing an unpopular bill that raises Russia's retirement age.

UNIAN cited reporting by RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak in an article on European Parliament plans to consider the situation in the Sea of Azov.

On October 3, The Sun, Mirror, Snob,,, UNIAN, and many other media reporting by joint reporting by bellingcat and RFE/RL's Russian Service on photographic evidence that one of the alleged Russian nerve-agent poisoners is in fact a decorated senior Russian military intelligence officer.

Payvand re-posted two RFE/RL Radio Farda articles, on an International Court of Justice order that U.S. sanctions not affect humanitarian aid shipments to Iran, and on an Iranian missile attack in Syria that allegedly killed 40 Islamic State "leaders".

On October 2, The Week, UPI, and United News of India cited RFE/RL reporting on the rising death toll in Iran from poisoned bootleg alcohol.

National Interest cited RFE/RL reporting on U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison's controversial statements about intermediate range missiles Russia is developing in contravention to the U.S.-Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator cited RFE/RL Armenian Service reporting on a fast-moving political crisis in Armenia that led to Prime Minsiter Nikol Pashinian offering to resign in order to force snap parliamentary elections.

The Defense Post and United News of India cited RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan reporting on a suicide attack on an Afghan election campaign rally in Kabul that killed at least 13 people.

UNIAN cited RFE/RL Russian Service reporting on a Crimean newspaper withdrawing an article about a villa allegedly belonging to Russian state media boss Dmitry Kiselyov.

Eurasianet cited RFE/RL Turkmen Service reporting in an overview of developments in Turkmenistan.

On October 1, The Association for International Broadcasting re-posted RFE/RL's press release on the resignation of President Thomas Kent.

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and United News of India cited RFE/RL reporting on Iran's crackdown on financial crimes; OCCPR and Hetq Online also cited RFE/RL reporting on the brutal murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia.

Op/ed articles by RFE/RL Radio Mashaal Senior Editor Daud Khattak were posted on the websites of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and The Diplomat.

The Diplomat posted an interview with author Jeffrey Lilley, whose book "Have The Mountains Fallen?" tells the story of former RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service director Azamat Altay and famed writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Freemuse cited reporting by RFE/RL's Christopher Miller on criticism of the Ukrainian city of Lviv's ban on Russian-language culture.

Breitbart and Afghan Online Press cited RFE/RL reporting on a scandal involving three former Islamists now in Afghanistan's government structures who watched Chinese women dancing during a celebration in Kabul.

On September 30, MSNBC's Headliners show interviewed RFE/RL's Christopher Miller for a report on former U.S. Republican Party operative and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's activities in Ukraine.

National Geographic re-posted RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's rare images of Tashkent, Uzbekistan's metro system.

Payvand cited RFE/RL Radio Farda reporting on skyrocketing housing prices in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

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