BBG Watch Commentary
After Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) fired more than 30 Radio Liberty journalists in Moscow, without letting them say good bye to their audience and hired Masha Gessen to be the new director of its Russian Service, RFE/RL president Steven Korn assured members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) who employ him that the whole controversy will blow over in a week or two. He was wrong.
Media in Russia continue to report on the ongoing crisis at Radio Liberty, as do international media. Most Russian media reports in November focused on the Radio Liberty in Exile group of fired journalists and their new news website SvobodaNew.com.
Our list of Russian and international media reports on the Radio Liberty crisis is far from complete. There have been so far at least 30 new Russian and international news reports in November.
Russian and International Media on Radio Liberty Crisis