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Journalists in Trouble: Russian Court Extends Alsu Kurmasheva’s Detention for Sixth Time

Russian court extends Alsu Kurmasheva’s detention; Georgia’s “foreign agent” bill becomes law; ECHR rules in favor of RFE/RL; and more.

Central Asia in Focus: ISKP Members Detained in Kyrgyzstan

In this week’s edition: multiple ISKP members were detained in Kyrgyzstan, a Tajik town lives in fear of mysterious men in black, and more.

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.

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.