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We broadcast in 25 languages to 20 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. With over 600 full-time journalists, 750 freelancers, and 18 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world.​

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Afghan Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azadi is an online pioneer and media leader in Afghanistan, reaching 36 percent of the adult audience nationally on radio, SMS, and the Internet.

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Armenian Service

RFE/RL's Armenian Service has been a consistent and dependable provider of independent information in Armenia for over 50 years. Today, it is a trusted source of information and regularly cited and reprinted by local media.

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Azerbaijani Service

In an environment of total government control over national media, Radio Azadliq has built a solid reputation as a leading independent media outlet in Azerbaijan.

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Balkan Service

RFE/RL’s Balkan Service is a professional and balanced news source in a region where most outlets reflect ethnic divisions, and media independence is elusive.

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Belarus Service

RFE/RL's Radio Svaboda is one of the leading providers of news and analysis to Belarusian audiences in their own language. It is a bulwark against pervasive Russian propaganda, and a trailblazer in social media.

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Georgian Service

RFE/RL's Georgian Service is widely regarded as the only objective and unbiased source of information in Georgia, where the government still retains a firm grip on media.

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Iranian Service

RFE/RL's Radio Farda breaks through government censorship to deliver accurate news and provide a platform for informed discussion and debate to audiences in Iran.

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Kazakh Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azattyq has been an important source of information for people in Kazakhstan for decades. In 2009, Azattyq won the prestigious 2009 Online Journalism Award for "standing in defense of citizen’s rights to seek and receive information."

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Kyrgyz Service

Radio Azattyk is a leading, multimedia source of independent news and information in Kyrgyzstan, reporting on topics that other media ignore, including minority rights, government corruption, and Islamic radicalism.

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Moldovan Service

For over 65 years, Radio Europa Libera, now RFE/RL's Moldovan Service, has been a dependable source of information and news. Radio Europa Libera has a substantial presence in Moldova and is frequently cited in local media.

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North Caucasus Service

RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service reports the news in one of the most violent and dangerous regions in the world where media freedom and journalists remain under severe threat.

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Service For Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Radio Mashaal is a public service broadcaster providing an alternative to extremist propaganda in Pakistan's tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan. The Service’s Islamabad bureau was closed by Pakistan’s Interior Ministry in January, 2018.

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Russian Service

Radio Svoboda is a multiplatform alternative to Russian state-controlled media, providing audiences in the Russian Federation with informed and accurate news, analysis, and opinion.

Tajik Service

RFE/RL's Tajik Service attracts a young, influential audience with its timely, locally focused reporting. The government's continued vigor in controlling politics and media has lent further impetus to Radio Ozodi's trusted coverage.

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Tatar-Bashkir Service

RFE/RL's Radio Azatliq is the only major international broadcaster in the Tatar and Bashkir languages and provides listeners and readers with objective news and information not available from Russian media.

Turkmen Service

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service is the only independent source for news and information in the country, with special emphasis given to topics such as democracy and human rights.

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Ukrainian Service

Radio Svoboda has set a standard for independence, professionalism, and innovation in its coverage of local news, regional conflict, and global events.

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Uzbek Service

Radio Ozodlik relies on constant innovation and a wide network of local sources to uncover news and engage with audiences in one of the world’s most closed societies.

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Current Time TV

Current Time is a 24/7 Russian-language digital network airing on television and social networks. Its mission is to provide fair and accurate reporting and serve as a reality check on disinformation that is driving conflict in countries bordering Russia.

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Polygraph.info

Polygraph.info, a globally aware and nonpartisan English language website, is a timely response to the deluge of false or misleading information confounding audiences around the world.

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