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RFE/RL journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich during a live broadcast in Minsk, Belarus on Oct. 2, 2018. (RFE/RL).

Journalists in Trouble: September 2022

Aleh Hruzdzilovich released from prison in Belarus, Vladyslav Yesypenko receives Free Media Award, Afghanistan one year later, and more.

An image of Aleh Hruzdzilovich from the chest up against a black backdrop. Aleh Hruzdzilovich served nine months of an unjust prison sentence in Belarus for his reporting.

RFE/RL Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich Released from Prison in Belarus

Today, RFE/RL journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich was released from prison in Belarus after serving nine months of an unjust sentence.

RFE/RL imprisoned journalists Andrey Kuznechyk, Ihar Losik, and Aleh Hruzdzilovich.

Journalists in Trouble: July 2022

Consumers of RFE/RL content in Belarus sentenced; Media situation in Tajikistan rapidly declines; and more.

Ihar Losik poses against a branded RFE/RL background

RFE/RL Condemns Ihar Losik’s Addition to Terrorist Watch Registry

RFE/RL condemns the Lukashenka regime’s addition of imprisoned RFE/RL Belarus Service journalist Ihar Losik to a terrorist watch list.

Michael Douglas, Stefania & Kateryna Yesypenko at the 2022 PEN America Gala.

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.

Andrey Kuznechyk Headshot

RFE/RL Journalist Andrey Kuznechyk Sentenced to Six Years in Prison in Belarus

Andrey Kuznechyk, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Belarus Service, was sentenced on June 8 to six years in a maximum-security prison.

RFE/RL Ukrainian Service's journalist Vira Hyrych. (RFE/RL).

Journalists in Trouble: World Press Freedom Day Edition

RFE/RL remembers Ukrainian Service journalist Vira Hyrych, who was killed in a Russian air strike in Kyiv.

Belarus Service Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich stands in a courtroom.

RFE/RL Condemns Sentencing Of Former Belarus Service Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich

RFE/RL strongly condemns the March 3 sentencing of its former Belarus Service journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich by a Minsk court to one and a half years in a maximum-security penal colony.

RFE/RL Belarus Service journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, following his release in July 2021 after serving a 10-day sentence for his reporting.

RFE/RL Rejects Belarus Government ‘Extremist’ Label, Deplores Detentions Of Journalists Kuznechyk, Hruzdzilovich

RFE/RL President Jamie Fly rejected today’s announcement that Belarus’ Interior Ministry added RFE/RL’s Belarus Service to its registry of extremist organizations.

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