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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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 37.2 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

RFE/RL wins 2022 Online News Association’s Online Journalism Award

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has won a prestigious 2022 Online Journalism Award (OJA) in the category of “Breaking News, Large Newsroom” for coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

RFE/RL journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich released from prison in Belarus

Today, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (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

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 in the face of increasing Russian disinformation and efforts to politicize information.

Recent Awards

Order of Merit Third Class

Project:

Winner: Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Horbatenko

Presented by: Ukraine (Country)

PEN/Barbey Freedom To Write Award

Project:

Winner: Vladyslav Yesypenko

Presented by: PEN American Center

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“Ukrainians who want to learn more about real life in Russia can draw information from [Current Time]. In programs like Unknown Russia, Signs of Life, and Russia & Me, it’s possible to see the real, and not fabricated, country.”

Inna Dolzhenkova, columnist

In an article for Detector Media, one of Ukraine’s most popular media watchdogs, translated from Ukrainian