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RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev is released from prison after serving a sentence on narcotics charges that numerous international observers have condemned as a brutal attempt to silence a journalist.

An Arab man paints a mural on a wall in the background while another reports into an Alhurra microphone in the foreground
MBN report features Mosul native’s artistic response to ISIS propaganda

Islamic State militants invaded much of Iraq’s north and west in 2014, occupying the country’s second largest city, Mosul. Not only did they propagate a harsh and violent version of Islamic law through airwaves and print, but also marred the streets with Daesh’s hate-preaching graffiti. As cities are liberated from the occupation of ISIS, Alhurra-Iraq aired a video story about an Iraqi artist who took back the streets and walls…

Teacher featured in RFE/RL story receives recognition by government

RFE/RL Kyrgyz service produced a video story about a very dedicated school teacher in remote village in northern Kyrgyzstan, who rides his horse for 10 kilometers every day to reach his school and makes the same way back after. Every day, Kenesh Shorukov wakes up before dawn and rides his horse across the rugged terrain of northern Kyrgyzstan. His goal: to get to class on time and set a positive…

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RFE/RL journalists among at least 25 killed in Kabul suicide bombings

Two RFE/RL journalists were among at least 25 people killed in a pair of coordinated suicide bombings that rocked central Kabul near the headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence agency. A third reporter who was expected to join RFE/RL in May was…

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RFE/RL Turkmen contributor released from prison after serving term

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev has been released from a Turkmen prison after serving a sentence on narcotics charges that numerous international observers have condemned as a brutal attempt to silence a journalist. “Saparmamed should never have been…

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