Where We Work
We report in 27 languages to 23 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. With over 600 full-time journalists and 1,300 freelancers, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world.
Despite significant pressure from the Taliban, Radio Azadi is one of the most popular and trusted media outlets in Afghanistan.
RFE/RL’s Armenian Service has paired exemplary journalism with digital innovation to become a leading source of credible, independent news.
Despite near-total government control over the media, Radio Azadliq has built a reputation as a leading source of independent news in Azerbaijan.
RFE/RL’s Balkan Service provides independent news in a polarized media landscape.
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Radio Svaboda overcomes significant censorship accompanied by draconian criminal penalties to provide audiences in Belarus with independent reporting. It counters pervasive disinformation and is a trailblazer on social media.
RFE/RL’s Bulgarian Service, Svobodna Evropa, provides independent reporting in a media landscape weakened by monopolistic ownership and corruption.
Radio Tavisupleba provides politically and financially independent journalism in a polarized media landscape.
Szabad Európa, a 21st-century update of RFE/RL’s Hungarian Service, provides objective reporting in an EU country that has witnessed a deterioration of the media environment and a pro-government biased centralization of the market.
In a propaganda-filled media environment, Radio Azattyq offers informed and accurate reporting that exposes corruption and counters Chinese and Russian disinformation.
Radio Azattyk is a trusted news leader, with a history of contributing to Kyrgyzstan’s democratic transition. It is known for coverage of public corruption, violence against women and girls, and environmental conservation.
Radio Europa Libera provides audiences with objective reporting and independent commentary in a region where disinformation is widespread.
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.
Radio Mashaal is an impactful alternative to extremist propaganda in Pakistan's tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, investigating issues of local concern.
In one of the world’s most repressive media environments, Radio Farda breaks through government censorship, providing trusted news.
RFE/RL’s Romanian Service, known locally as Europa Liberă, has relaunched after closing over a decade ago to help strengthen public trust in the media and address the spread of disinformation.
Radio Svoboda is a multi-platform alternative to state-controlled media, providing audiences in Russia with independent news and analysis.
Radio Ozodi is a trusted source of local news, attracting outsized audiences with reporting on issues not otherwise covered by Tajikistan’s state-run media
Radio Azatliq is the only major international news provider reporting in the Tatar, Bashkir, and Russian languages to audiences in Russia’s multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority Volga-Ural region.
Azatlyk Radiosy is the only independent Turkmen-language media reporting from inside one of the world's most closed authoritarian regimes.
Radio Svoboda has set a standard for independence, professionalism, and innovation in its coverage of local news, regional conflict, and global events.
Radio Ozodlik relies on a wide network of local sources to uncover news and engage with audiences in one of the world’s most closed societies.
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.
Votvot is RFE/RL’s on-demand Russian-language streaming platform for voices targeted and silenced by the Putin regime, launched in April 2023. As part of RFE/RL’s comprehensive strategy to counter Kremlin disinformation, Votvot features cultural content inaccessible inside Russia from creators who are often banned because of their criticism of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.