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Not Forgotten: Political Imprisonment and Incommunicado Detention in Belarus

Event - June 11, 2024 - On Tuesday, June 25, please join RFE/RL and Freedom House for a virtual, on-the-record discussion about the crisis of political imprisonment and incommunicado detention in Belarus.

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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.

Kateryna Yesypenko and Aleh Hruzdzilovich at RFE/RL’s World Press Freedom Day reception in Washington D.C. on April 25, 2024.

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.

Ukraine -- RFE/RL president Stephen Capus (L) meeting with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy (R).

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.

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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.

A graphic with a bard wire background. The words "Journalists in Trouble" written on a banner. Several protestors asking for the journalists' release are pictured in stylized artistic form on the bottom of the graphic.
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Belarus Service

Service - January 6, 2024 - Radio Svaboda overcomes significant censorship and criminal penalties to provide audiences in Belarus with independent reporting. It counters pervasive disinformation and is a trailblazer on social media.

An image of the Belarusian RFE/RL logo superimposed on an image of a snowy path leading towards a building in Belarus
Imprisoned Journalist

Ihar Losik

Imprisoned Journalist - December 13, 2023 - Ihar Losik, a journalist for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, was detained in Minsk, Belarus, on June 25, 2020.

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.

Journalists in Trouble: Russia Detains RFE/RL Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

Article - November 7, 2023 - Russia detains RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva; RFE/RL event draws attention to incommunicado detention in Belarus; and more.

Alsu Kurmasheva stands in office.
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Imprisoned Journalists

RFE/RL journalists and staff face intimidation, physical harm, and imprisonment because of their work. It is RFE/RL’s top priority to advocate for the release of our imprisoned journalists and to ensure that our staff can do their jobs safely.