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Journalists in Trouble: World Press Freedom Day Edition

Article - May 2, 2023 - A Kyrgyz court approves request to shut down Radio Azattyk; RFE/RL renews call for the release of imprisoned journalists in Belarus and Russian-occupied Crimea; and more.

Imprisoned RFE/RL journalists Ihar Losik, Andrey Kuznechyk, and Vladyslav Yesypenko

Journalists in Trouble: Reports Suggest RFE/RL Journalist’s Condition in Belarusian Prison is Deteriorating

Article - April 5, 2023 - Ihar Losik suffers injuries in prison; Kyrgyz courts dismiss RFE/RL lawsuits challenging censorship; and more

Ihar Losik poses against a branded RFE/RL background

Journalists in Trouble: RFE/RL Challenges Kyrgyz Government Crackdown

Article - March 1, 2023 - Kyrgyz government continues crackdown on RFE/RL; Taliban blocks Radio Azadi websites; Iran sanctions RFE/RL President; and more.

A graphic with a bard wire background. The words "Journalists in Trouble" written on a banner. Several protestors asking for the journalists' release are pictured in stylized artistic form on the bottom of the graphic.

Journalists in Trouble: Kyrgyz Government Moves to Shutter RFE/RL

Article - February 1, 2023 - Kyrgyz government moves to shut down RFE/RL; Radio Azadi defies Taliban restrictions; Darya Losik is sentenced; and more.

Women protesting in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in early October.

Journalists in Trouble: Kyrgyz Government Continues Illegal Censorship

Article - January 5, 2023 - Kyrgyz government extends web ban indefinitely; Taliban blocks RFE/RL programs; Iran sanctions RFE/RL; and more.

Letter written by Kyrgyz public figures urging Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov to unblock RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service.

Journalists in Trouble: Kyrgyz Government Escalates Attack on RFE/RL

Article - December 2, 2022 - Kyrgyz parliament suspends accreditation of RFE/RL journalists; Ukraine charges FSB officer for torturing Vladyslav Yesypenko; and more.

A march in support of free speech on Nov. 25, 2022.

Lisa Curtis, Jackson Diehl Join RFE/RL’s Board of Directors

Article - October 3, 2022 - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) welcomes foreign policy expert Lisa Curtis and former Washington Post editor Jackson Diehl as new members of the company’s Board of Directors.

Journalists in Trouble: September 2022

Article - September 22, 2022 - Aleh Hruzdzilovich released from prison in Belarus, Vladyslav Yesypenko receives Free Media Award, Afghanistan one year later, and more.

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

RFE/RL Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich Released from Prison in Belarus

Article - September 21, 2022 - Today, RFE/RL journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich was released from prison in Belarus after serving nine months of an unjust sentence.

RFE/RL President & CEO Jamie Fly Meets with Top Government Officials in Georgia, Romania

Article - September 12, 2022 - During visits to Georgia and Romania last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) President and CEO Jamie Fly advocated for the importance of independent media.

RFE/RL's President Jamie Fly meets with government officials in Romania.