All posts tagged Masha Gessen

Under Gessen, Radio Liberty ceased to be frequently cited news source in Russia

BBG Watch Commentary Warning from fired Radio Liberty journalists, media experts, sociologists opposition politicians and human rights activists in Russia proved to be right. After dozens of Radio Liberty star reporters had been fired last September by the previous Radio …

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As Russian authorities raid human rights NGOs, RFE/RL websites were out of commission, offered minimal coverage

BBG Watch Commentary Big changes may soon be announced at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), but for now this once premier media freedom news organization, which has been

Lyudmila Alexeeva: Saving Radio Liberty in Russia Should Have Been Done The Day Before Yesterday

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_21042" align="alignnone" width="636" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva, Photo for Radio Liberty in Exile by Yuri Timofeev."][/caption] Supporters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), including a preeminent Russian

Masha Gessen gets award for journalism while dozens of fired Radio Liberty journalists are still unable to work at the station

BBG Watch Commentary Masha Gessen, the controversial director of the Russian Service at the U.S. taxpayer-funded media freedom station Radio Liberty, was given a $50,000 journalistic award by

60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda

Commentary by Leon   60 Years of Radio Liberty (Svoboda): Coverage as Exercise in Propaganda   By Leon (pen-name of RFE/RL insider)   Imagine: You are an alien who visited Earth on March

What would George Orwell say about journalism at Radio Liberty?

BBG Watch Commentary "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations." - attributed to George Orwell “News is something somebody doesn't want

Radio Liberty is joined by Lyudmila Alexeeva to celebrate 60 years of defending free speech

BBG Watch Commentary Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has posted videos of the Radio Liberty 60th anniversary event held Friday at the RFE/RL headquarters in Washington. The main guest

Message from IBB Deputy Director Trimble to Radio Liberty in Exile read at 60th anniversary in Moscow

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_12405" align="alignleft" width="75" caption="Jeff Trimble"][/caption] At a gathering in Moscow of Russian journalists, intellectuals, artists, human rights leaders and politicians to mark the 60th anniversary

Fired Radio Liberty journalist Mikhail Sokolov has no doubts station will return to its former, now abandoned mission

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17845" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mikhail Gorbachev with fired Radio Liberty journalist Mikhail Sokolov (Radio Liberty in Exile)"][/caption] Fired Radio Liberty political journalist Mikhail Sokolov believes

Supporters of fired Radio Liberty journalists, Alexeeva and Satter, to speak at anniversary event in DC

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_17903" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="David Satter"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_17552" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Lyudmila Alexeeva"][/caption] Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) new acting president Kevin Klose has invited

RFE/RL president invites famous supporter of fired Radio Liberty journalists to anniversary event

BBG Watch Commentary Lyudmila Alexeeva's participation in Radio Liberty anniversary events in Washington and in Moscow may lead to crisis resolution. BBG Watch has learned that newly-appointed Radio Free

Video of CUSIB's Ann Noonan at BBG meeting defending fired Radio Liberty journalists

The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB - cusib.org) has released a video of CUSIB Executive Director Ann Noonan who spoke last Friday at

RL 60: RFE/RL has not announced plans for Radio Liberty's 60th anniversary

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20350" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="60 Years of Radio Liberty - Radio Liberty in Exile Banner"][/caption] In contrast with the 60th anniversary of Radio Free Europe, for

60 RL: Radio Liberty in Exile posts first Radio Liberty interview with Gorbachev to mark station's 60th anniversary

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20350" align="alignnone" width="617" caption="60 Years of Radio Liberty - Radio Liberty in Exile Banner"][/caption] Even though they are not the official Radio Liberty, Radio Liberty

60 RL: Radio Liberty in Exile to mark Radio Liberty's 60th anniversary at a major event in Moscow

BBG Watch Commentary [caption id="attachment_20303" align="alignnone" width="638" caption="Radio Liberty 60th Anniversary - Radio Liberty in Exile Banner"][/caption] BBG Watch has learned that Radio Liberty in Exile, a group of fired

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