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Journalists in Trouble: President Biden Calls for Alsu Kurmasheva’s Release

President Biden calls for Alsu Kurmasheva’s release; RFE/RL hosts World Press Freedom Day reception with families of imprisoned journalists; and more.

Journalists in Trouble: Alsu Kurmasheva’s Family Fights for Her in Washington  

Alsu Kurmasheva’s family advocates for her; Vladyslav Yesypenko marks three years in detention; Iran’s judiciary targets RFE/RL journalists; and more. 

Journalists in Trouble: Russian Authorities Declare RFE/RL an “Undesirable Organization”

RFE/RL declared “undesirable” in Russia; Russian court upholds Alsu Kurmasheva’s detention; Kazakh authorities block accreditation to RFE/RL journalists; and more.

Journalists in Trouble: Alsu Kurmasheva Spends 100 Days In Russian Detention

Alsu Kurmasheva spends 100 days in Russian detention; RFE/RL journalist Dmytro Yevshyn injured by Russian artillery fire in Ukraine; and more.

Journalists in Trouble: Alsu Kurmasheva Spends 100 Days In Russian Detention

Alsu Kurmasheva hits 100 days in Russian detention; RFE/RL journalist Dmytro Yevshyn injured by Russian artillery fire in Ukraine; and more.

Alsu Kurmasheva poses with her husband, Pavel Butorin.

Journalists in Trouble: Russian Authorities Bring New Charge Against Alsu Kurmasheva

Alsu Kurmasheva faces new charge; four RFE/RL journalists mark Human Rights Day behind bars; and more.

Alsu Kurmasheva stands in office.

Journalists in Trouble: Russia Detains RFE/RL Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

Russia detains RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva; RFE/RL event draws attention to incommunicado detention in Belarus; and more.

Kateryna Yesypenko, wife of imprisoned RFE/RL journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko, and RFE/RL Head of News Division Nicola Careem join a panel on Oct. 5, 2023.

Journalists in Trouble: EU Sanctions Russian Officials Involved in Torture, Political Imprisonment of RFE/RL Journalist in Crimea

EU sanctions Russian officials for torture, imprisonment of Vladyslav Yesypenko; RFE/RL and partners draw attention to plight of civilian prisoners in Russian-occupied Crimea; and more.

Vladyslav Yesypenko poses with his arm around his wife, Kateryna Yesypenko

Journalists in Trouble: Restrictions on RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service Lifted Following Court Decision

Kyrgyz government restores access to RFE/RL websites, bank account; Amnesty letter-writing campaign for Vladyslav Yesypenko continues; RFE/RL marks anniversary of fraudulent election in Belarus; and more.

Ihar and Darya Losik pose for a selfie.

Journalists in Trouble: Bishkek Court Annuls Decision to Shutter RFE/RL’s In-Country Operations

Kyrgyz court annuls decision to shutter RFE/RL; Czech Amnesty launches letter-writing campaign for Vladyslav Yesypenko; Ihar Losik marks three years in prison; and more.

Kateryna Yesypenko and Jamie Fly stand in front of Ukraine House in Washington, D.C.

Journalists in Trouble: RFE/RL Hosts Wife of Imprisoned Crimean Journalist in Washington, D.C.

RFE/RL hosts Kateryna Yesypenko in D.C.; Armenian journalists targeted with Pegasus spyware; RFE/RL marks International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Belarus; and more.

Imprisoned RFE/RL journalists Ihar Losik, Andrey Kuznechyk, and Vladyslav Yesypenko

Journalists in Trouble: World Press Freedom Day Edition

A Kyrgyz court approves request to shut down Radio Azattyk; RFE/RL renews call for the release of imprisoned journalists in Belarus and Russian-occupied Crimea; and more.

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