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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’s Václav Havel Journalism Fellows visit Washington, D.C.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Václav Havel Journalism Fellows visited Washington, D.C., last week, meeting U.S. journalists, officials, and free media and democracy advocates. The Fellows briefed interlocutors on their work during the Fellowship and on the media environments in their countries while also learning about the U.S. media environment.

RFE/RL journalist Andrey Kuznechyk sentenced to six years in prison in Belarus

Andrey Kuznechyk, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Belarus Service was sentenced on June 8 to six years in a maximum-security prison on charges of creating or participating in an extremist organization.

Zelenskyy awards RFE/RL correspondents Order of Merit

On the occasion of “Journalists Day,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on June 6 awarded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) correspondents Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Horbatenko the Order of Merit Third Class.

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

Best Film

Project: Mr. Landsbergis (2021)

Winner: Current Time/Sergei Loznitsa

Presented by: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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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