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


RFE/RL Pristina bureau chief Arber Vllahiu, interviewed on TRT World about Kosovo no-confidence vote (May 10, 2017).

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RECENT RFE/RL HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

On March 7-8, CNN, The Hill, and Foreign Policy noted testimony by eastern European ambassadors to the U.S. in support of RFE/RL's efforts in the region during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee's State/Foreign Operations subcommittee on "Russian Policies & Intentions Toward Specific European Countries".

From February 8-13, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Reuters, AP, CBS, CNN, Foreign Policy, Government Executive, ​RT, Sputnik, and numerous other news outlets reported on the formal launch of Current Time, the 24/7 Russian-language digital television network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America

In early February, Quartz, Tablet, the Express, the Mirror, The Week, The Times of London, The Independent, The Daily Beast, The Interpreter, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show (at 17:32), International Business Times, The Washington Times, The Independent, and The Daily Beast all cited RFE/RL coverage of the sudden illness in Moscow of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza.

21:49 23.5.2017

Balkan Insight cited an RFE/RL Balkan Service article in its report on so-called mixed marriages between ethnic Serbs and Bosniaks.

On May 22, OC Media linked to RFE/RL Kazkaz.Realii reporting on events marking the 19th century conquest of the Caucasus region by the Russian Empire.

Transitions Online linked to RFE/RL reporting in an article on Kremlin initiatives to rein in Russian youth enthusiasm for opposition politics.

21:49 22.5.2017

The UNIAN news agency cited RFE/RL reporting on Ukraine opening a criminal probe of Soviet leader Josef Stalin and KGB chief Lavrenti Beria for the mass deportation of Muslim Tatars from the Crimean Peninsula during World War II.

Yahoo News UK posted RFE/RL Moldovan Service video of an LGBT march in Moldovas that was stopped after a few hundred meters by counter protesters throwing eggs and water.

On May 20, The Washington Post linked to RFE/RL video of re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's first televised speech to the Iranian people following his victory in the May 19 presidential election.

On May 19, LGBTQ Nation linked to RFE/RLUkrainian Service reporting about an attack on LGBTQ rights activists by a group of young men in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv during a demonstration.

20:29 19.5.2017

The online magazine Wirtualna Polska interviewed RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple about his report, "On Siberia's Ice Highway" (in Polish).

Global Voices cites to RFE/RL reporting in an article examining the Azerbaijan government's unusual decision to seek a court order to block access to the websites of RFE/RL's Azerbaijan Service and four other independent media websites.

Baltic Review cites RFE/RL reporting on Lithuanian giving refuge to two gay men from Chechnya following reports of a campaign of torture and abuse against homosexuals in the southern Russian region

On May 18, Eurasianet cited RFE/RL's Kazakh Service in an article on the sentencing of a labor union organizer for Kazakhstan's oil workers in Astana, and linked to RFE/RL Tajik Service reporting about two vicious attacks on law enforcement officials in the space of a few days in southern Tajikistan.

Payvand re-posted David Patrikarakos' article for RFE/RL on the Iranian presidential election, "Iran's Younger Generation Positioned To Restore Political Roar."

16:26 18.5.2017

B92 in Serbia extensively cited an RFE/RL Balkan Service article describing testimony by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Hoyt Lee during a subcommittee hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives looking into Russian influence in the Balkan region.

On May 17 and 18, the Kyiv Post linked to two RFE/RL social videos, about the Ukrainian parliament adopting legislation to fine those who display the orange-and-black St. George ribbon in public, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's ban on accessing the Russian social platforms VKontakte and Odnoklassniki in Ukraine.

On May 17, newmoney.gr linked to RFE/RL's exclusive online presentation of The Manhoff Archives, a series of previously unpublished images from the Soviet Union of the early-1950's.

Transitions Online links to an RFE/RL report on Azerbaijan's decision to block access to RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service website, in an article about the opening in Baku of the Islamic Solidarity Games.

The Diplomat linked to RFE/RL reporting about the recent "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing, China.

On May 16, H-Net posted a article on the online availability of numerous RFE/RL Research archive collections at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University (Blinken OSA), including a just-release online, fully searchable database of Soviet Audio Samizdat collected by RFE/RL's Samizdat Unit between 1970 and 1989.

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