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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).



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.

17:34 26.5.2017

On May 25, Newsweek linked to RFE/RL idel.realii reporting on a Russian court imposing a fine for “spreading extremist materials” on an opposition activist after the activist shared a video clip of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver on a Russian social media site.

Payvand reposts an RFE/RL article on U.S. Treasury Department deliberations about imposing more sanctions on Iran, and its review of previously-issued licenses to Boeing and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran.

On May 24, The Diplomat cites RFE/RL Kazakh Service reporting about a controversial bill under consideration in the Kazakh parliament that would enable the authorities to strip "terrorists" of their citizenship.

On May 23, the Institute for Peace and War Reporting posted an interview with RFE/RL Central Asia analyst Muhammad Tahir about Turkmenistan's growing economic crisis.

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. LGBTQ Nation on May 23 cited RFE/RL Moldovan Service reporting on reaction to Moldovan President Igor Dodon's critical remarks about the march and Moldova's gay community.

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/RL Ukrainian 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."

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