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Afghan Service

Despite significant pressure from the Taliban, Radio Azadi is one of the most popular and trusted media outlets in Afghanistan.

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 Mashaal

Radio Mashaal is an impactful alternative to extremist propaganda in Pakistan’s tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, investigating issues of local concern.

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: Kyrgyz Authorities Trying to Close Down Kloop

In this week’s edition: Kyrgyz authorities try to shut down Kloop, Kazakhstan builds its oil tanker fleet, markets reopen along the Tajik-Afghan border, and more.

Central Asia in Focus: Concerns and Opportunities with the Taliban

In this week’s edition: Central Asian countries’ concerns about the Taliban, China funds a hydropower plant, and more.

Central Asia in Focus: Kazakh Opposition Party Denied Registration For 16th Time

Kazakh opposition party denied registration, Taliban rejects Central Asian fuel, the deteriorating human rights situation in Tajikistan, and more.

Central Asia in Focus: No Change in Uzbekistan Until At Least 2037

Plus the falling Russian ruble’s effect on remittances, the new China-Afghanistan route, and more.

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.