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
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.
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.
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.
Winner: Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Horbatenko
Presented by: Ukraine (Country)
Winner: Vladyslav Yesypenko
Presented by: PEN American Center