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Azerbaijani Service

Despite near-total government control over the media, Radio Azadliq has built a reputation as a leading source of independent news in Azerbaijan.

Journalists in Trouble: World Press Freedom Day Edition

A Kyrgyz court approves request to shut down Radio Azattyk; RFE/RL renews call for the release of imprisoned journalists in Belarus and Russian-occupied Crimea; and more.

Journalists in Trouble: June 2022

RFE/RL journalists beaten and threatened in Tajikistan; Azerbaijani journalist threatened at knifepoint; Pulitzer Prize board honors Ukrainian journalists; and more.

RFE/RL Outraged By Pegasus Project Revelations Involving Azerbaijani Service Journalists

RFE/RL President and CEO Jamie Fly expressed outrage at revelations that the smartphones of RFE/RL journalists may have been targeted for infection with the Pegasus spyware application.

RFE/RL Reporters Faced ‘Relentless Pressure’ In 12 Of 23 Countries In 2017

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalists have been targeted in no fewer than 38 incidents in at least 12 of the countries they cover in 2017.

RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service Baku Staff Win 2015 Burke Award

The staff of the Baku bureau of RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, known locally as Radio Azadliq, have been honored with the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for exceptional integrity and…

Human Trafficking Exposé Earns Honors for Radio Azadliq Reporter

A Radio Azadliq investigative report on the trafficking of Chinese laborers in Azerbaijan earned top honors from the Azeri government and several NGOs.