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


RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple, during a live interview on CTV News (Canada), June 19, 2017

Summary

RECENT RFE/RL HIGHLIGHTS:

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 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.

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.

18:26 26.6.2017

Journalism is not a Crime and IranWire posted an article describing the growth of Radio Free Europe, "From Propaganda to Journalism: How Radio Free Europe Pierced the Iron Curtain."

The New York Times' Morning Briefing linked to RFE/RL reporting on Bosnian students uniting in opposition to ethnic and linguistic segregation in nearly 60 of Bosnia and Herzegovina's high schools.

On June 24, Yahoo News (via Storyful) posted RFE/RL Balkan Service video reporting from an LGBT Pride Parade in Belgrade, Serbia.

On June 23, the Los Angeles Times ran an article, "Russia's answer to charges of meddling in U.S. elections: You're messing with ours, too," that cited accusations made in the Russian State Duma that RFE/RL, VOA, and CNN engaged in biased and “anti-Russia” coverage of Russian parliamentary elections in 2016.

22:40 21.6.2017

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 Diplomat published an analysis by RFE/RL Radio Mashaal editor Daud Khattak on China and the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan.

On June 21, Blesk re-posted a photo essay by RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple on a Romanian village inundated by industrial waste.

On June 20, Vestnik Kavkaza cited RFE/RL reporting on a new European Union strategy for Central Asia that is due to be complete by the end of 2019.

On June 19, Brian Whitmore gave the keynote speech at a conference organized by Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich’s Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, "Studying Russian Disinformation and its Effects in Europe: Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Challenges."

On June 16-18, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Al Arabiya English, OpenDemocracy, France24, eNCA, and Blasting News reported on Stanislav Aseyev, an RFE/RL freelancer who has gone missing and is feared to have been detained by the separatist “Donetsk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine.

14:53 16.6.2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists posted a report on missing freelance journalist Stanyslav Aseyev, who contributed to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and is feared to be detained by pro-Russia separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR).

The Ukrainian Weekly re-posted RFE/RL articles on Ukraine obtaining visa-free access to the Schengen zone of European countries, and a UN report on escalating conflict in eastern Ukraine.

OC Media posted an article on the pending cancellation by Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) of two RFE/RL Georgian Service-produced television shows, InterVIEW and Red Zone.

On June 15, NPR linked to an RFE/RL video clip from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual "Direct Line" live public Q&A session, in which he offers former FBI Director James Comey asylum in Russia and compares Comey's actions to those of Edward Snowden.

Country Living re-posted RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's images of the Romanian town of Geamana, which has been gradually inundated by industrial waste since the 1970s.

Digg and Imgur re-posted RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple's photo essay on Siberian "mammoth pirates."

20:16 15.6.2017

The Economist published an article, "America's answer to Russian Propaganda TV," on Current Time, the 24/7 Russian-language television network led by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA.

Newsweek cited RFE/RL reporting on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that U.S. relations with Russia continue to deteriorate.

On June 14, Eurasianet cited RFE/RL Tajik Service reporting about Tajikistan's Communications Service attempting to seize control of parcel shipment in the country.

On June 13, RFE/RL President Tom Kent participated in a webinar sponsored by the National Press Foundation, "Reporting in a Hostile Environment Overseas."

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