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

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  

Alsu Kurmasheva’s family advocates for her; Vladyslav Yesypenko marks three years in detention; Iran’s judiciary targets RFE/RL journalists; and more. 

Briefly… Radio Farda’s New Podcast Explores The “Trauma Of The Forced Hijab”

RFE/RL Video Producer Parisa Sohbati on Radio Farda’s new podcast, “Vida.”

Radio Farda

In one of the world’s most repressive media environments, Radio Farda stands as a beacon of independent journalism, defying government censorship to deliver trusted Persian-language news to audiences in Iran.

Central Asia in Focus: Two Afghan Governments Represented in Tajikistan

In this week’s edition: two Afghan governments are represented in Tajikistan, Iran is involved in a deal to sell Turkmen gas to Iraq, RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva is detained in…

Central Asia in Focus: Water Clashes

Afghan-Iran clashes over water, Kyrgyz “Foreign Representatives” law, Uzbek Opposition Leader attacked, and more.

Journalists in Trouble: RFE/RL Challenges Kyrgyz Government Crackdown

Kyrgyz government continues crackdown on RFE/RL; Taliban blocks Radio Azadi websites; Iran sanctions RFE/RL President; and more.

Journalists in Trouble: Kyrgyz Government Continues Illegal Censorship

Kyrgyz government extends web ban indefinitely; Taliban blocks RFE/RL programs; Iran sanctions RFE/RL; and more.

RFE/RL Sanctioned by Government of Iran, Denounces Designation as Supporter of International Terrorism

Today, the government of Iran added RFE/RL’s Persian-language service, known locally as Radio Farda, to a list of individuals and organizations sanctioned for supporting international terrorism or inciting violence.

Journalists in Trouble: October 2022

Kyrgyz authorities block RFE/RL websites, Darya Losik detained, Iranian authorities seize Radio Farda journalist’s remains, further repression in Russia, and more.