Thomas Kent, a longtime Associated Press journalist, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27.
RFE/RL welcomed the publication this week of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.
Elated but defiant, RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova walked out of prison in Baku today -- and vowed to take the Azerbaijani government to court to hold it accountable for concocting a case against her on political grounds.
The chief of RFE/RL’s Crimea news website says that neither the website’s editors nor RFE/RL was warned of claims against the site before Russia's internet regulator began to block access to it.
On World Press Freedom Day, imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was named the 2016 recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award.
An RFE/RL video documentary that personalizes the Syrian refugee crisis wins Silver and Bronze medals at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
The Belarus Service has compiled more than two decades of material on celebrated author Svetlana Alexievich.
Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka honors longtime RFE/RL executives for their "work for democracy, human rights and freedom,” thanks RFE/RL “for being a stable point of objectivity in the cosmos of disinformation.”
On March 18, RFE/RL's Moscow bureau administrator was approached at her home by two unknown men identifying themselves as journalists with Russia's NTV channel and seeking personal information.
RFE/RL reacted with dismay that investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, was not among the several political prisoners pardoned and released from prison today in Azerbaijan.