Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia broadcasting corporation that serves as a surrogate media source in 27 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.
With headquarters in Prague, 17 local bureaus (including Moscow, Kabul, Kyiv, and Islamabad), and more than 1,000 journalists throughout its broadcast region, RFE/RL’s proximity to its audiences facilitates the production of compelling, locally-oriented programming in a cost-effective manner.
Reaching more than 40.6 million people each week, RFE/RL provides what many people cannot get locally: uncensored local and regional news, responsible discussion, and open debate via radio, television, and digital media. In addition to traditional radio reporting, RFE/RL is modernizing to compete successfully in the rapidly-changing media realm. RFE/RL has expanded its TV and video operations, live-streamed political protests and other newsworthy events, and broadened its best-in-class digital journalism operations to ensure that RFE/RL reporting is accessible to audiences across platforms.
Recent Press Releases
USAGM expands Russian-language programming to Europe
In response to the growing need for reliable Russian-language news and information in Central and Eastern Europe, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) announced it is expanding its satellite distribution of Current Time TV.
USAGM-funded content reaching Afghan audiences, despite Taliban censorship efforts
Taliban efforts to block Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty content have been largely ineffective thanks to transmission partnerships and censorship circumvention support from USAGM.
RFE/RL President and CEO Jamie Fly advocates for Azattyk in visit to Kyrgyzstan
As the Kyrgyz government takes steps to shut down Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Kyrgyz Service, known locally as Azattyk, President and CEO Jamie Fly visited Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to advocate for the Service and media freedom in the country.
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Project: Russia’s War On Ukraine (2022)
Presented by: Online News Association
Order of Merit Third Class
Winner: Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Horbatenko
Presented by: Ukraine (Country)
PEN/Barbey Freedom To Write Award
Winner: Vladyslav Yesypenko
Presented by: PEN American Center