• Kyrgyz State TV-Radio Chief Resigns
    The general director of Kyrgyzstan's National Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation (KTRK) has resigned.
  • RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 24
    Guilty verdicts against Russian opposition activists in a Moscow court, a protest in northern Iraq for Christians evicted by Islamic militants, Afghanistan trains more security forces -- plus stories from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan
  • Kurdish Politician Elected Iraq's New President
    Iraq's parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician Fuad Masum as the country's next president, the second step in forming a new government.
  • Radio Svaboda Keeps Watch Over Political Prisoners
    The June 21 release of Belarusian political prisoner Ales Byalyatski was as much a surprise to him as it was to the international community that has long criticized his imprisonment as politically motivated. Byalyatski, the head of the Belarusian human rights center Vyasna, was sentenced in November 2011 to 4 and 1/2 years in prison for alleged tax evasion, a charge he and other activists say was retribution for his human rights activities. He is the recipient of several international...
  • Kazakh Lawyer Jailed For Hitting Judge With Fly Swatter
    A Kazakh court sentenced a local lawyer to three years in jail on July 24 for hitting a judge with a fly swatter.
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