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

Article - May 9, 2024 - 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  

Article - March 28, 2024 - 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”

Article - February 28, 2024 - RFE/RL declared “undesirable” in Russia; Russian court upholds Alsu Kurmasheva’s detention; Kazakh authorities block accreditation to RFE/RL journalists; and more.

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RFE/RL’s mission is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news, and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive. RFE/RL reports the facts, undaunted by pressure.

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

Article - January 24, 2024 - 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

Article - January 23, 2024 - Alsu Kurmasheva hits 100 days in Russian detention; RFE/RL journalist Dmytro Yevshyn injured by Russian artillery fire in Ukraine; and more.

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RFE/RL Regional Reporting Fellowship

The goal of the RFE/RL Regional Reporting Fellowship is to equip aspiring journalists from the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe with the skills and editorial expertise they need to become standard-bearers of a professional, independent, and ethical press.

Imprisoned Journalist

Alsu Kurmasheva

Imprisoned Journalist - December 12, 2023 - Alsu Kurmasheva, a journalist with RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service, was detained in Kazan, Russia, on October 18, 2023.

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

Article - December 12, 2023 - Alsu Kurmasheva faces new charge; four RFE/RL journalists mark Human Rights Day behind bars; and more.

Alsu Kurmasheva poses with her husband, Pavel Butorin.

Central Asia in Focus: Kazakh authorities pressure #NeMolchiKZ

Article - November 28, 2023 - In this week’s edition: Kazakh authorities pressure #NeMolchiKZ, Reporters Without Borders and Deutsche Welle support Kloop Media, Kyrgyz pensioner found guilty of calling for government’s overthrow, and more.

Dina Smailova (right), founder of NemolchiKz NGO, hands a letter and soft toy, which symbolize a raped child, to MP Irina Smirnova in Astana, Kazakhstan on Nov. 27, 2018. (RFE/RL).