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Journalists in Trouble: Russia Detains RFE/RL Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

Article - November 7, 2023 - Russia detains RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva; RFE/RL event draws attention to incommunicado detention in Belarus; and more.

Alsu Kurmasheva stands in office.


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Journalists in Trouble: EU Sanctions Russian Officials Involved in Torture, Political Imprisonment of RFE/RL Journalist in Crimea

Article - October 10, 2023 - EU sanctions Russian officials for torture, imprisonment of Vladyslav Yesypenko; RFE/RL and partners draw attention to plight of civilian prisoners in Russian-occupied Crimea; and more.

Kateryna Yesypenko, wife of imprisoned RFE/RL journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko, and RFE/RL Head of News Division Nicola Careem join a panel on Oct. 5, 2023.

Journalists in Trouble: Restrictions on RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service Lifted Following Court Decision

Article - August 7, 2023 - Kyrgyz government restores access to RFE/RL websites, bank account; Amnesty letter-writing campaign for Vladyslav Yesypenko continues; RFE/RL marks anniversary of fraudulent election in Belarus; and more.

Vladyslav Yesypenko poses with his arm around his wife, Kateryna Yesypenko

Journalists in Trouble: Bishkek Court Annuls Decision to Shutter RFE/RL’s In-Country Operations

Article - July 12, 2023 - Kyrgyz court annuls decision to shutter RFE/RL; Czech Amnesty launches letter-writing campaign for Vladyslav Yesypenko; Ihar Losik marks three years in prison; and more.

Ihar and Darya Losik pose for a selfie.

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

Article - July 11, 2023 - Plus the falling Russian ruble’s effect on remittances, the new China-Afghanistan route, and more.

Campaign posters of Uzbekistan's president and presidential candidate, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and other candidates decorate the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on July 7, 2023. Vyachselav Oseledko (AFP).

Journalists in Trouble: RFE/RL Hosts Wife of Imprisoned Crimean Journalist in Washington, D.C.

Article - June 5, 2023 - RFE/RL hosts Kateryna Yesypenko in D.C.; Armenian journalists targeted with Pegasus spyware; RFE/RL marks International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Belarus; and more.

Kateryna Yesypenko and Jamie Fly stand in front of Ukraine House in Washington, D.C.

RFE/RL President and CEO Jamie Fly to Depart

Article - May 15, 2023 - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President and CEO Jamie Fly has announced his resignation, effective June 30.

Czech Republic – RFE/RL’s President and CEO Jamie Fly at All-staff Meeting at Prague RFE/RL headquarters.