A court in Russia has fined Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) for allegedly failing to comply with a Russian law regulating media outlets branded by the government as "foreign agents."
The 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was followed by a crackdown on cultural as well as political freedoms.
On the 40th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, eyewitnesses remember their parts in the event: two Czechs and two then-Soviet soldiers describe their feelings then and now.
Former Radio Free Europe broadcaster Yvonne Prenosilova had no choice but to give up a budding music career when she emigrated, but she would never turn her back on music, or her country.
When Soviet-led Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia in August 1968, reimposing censorship and totalitarian rule, listeners turned to Radio Free Europe for independent news and a reassuring voice amid the chaos.
The plaques honoring fallen Radio Azadi journalists Sabawoon Kakar, Abadullah Hananzai, and trainee Muharram Durrani were dedicated at the BBG Journalists Memorial at BBG headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2018.
Eight Russians who protested in Moscow in 1968 against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia have been honored by the Czech Republic. The Soviet authorities imposed punishments ranging from labor camps to psychiatric hospitals.
Niusha Boghrati, Editor in Chief for RFE/RL's Radio Farda, spoke recently to Al Jazeera about the network's mission and reporting in Iran.