Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is funded by Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media, an independent federal agency. Broadcasting in 27 languages to 23 countries, it is the free press many countries lack.
- Jamie Fly, president and chief executive officer of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, said his organization suspended operations out of Moscow and is limiting reporting from Russia after increasing pressure from the Kremlin, fines for not complying with regulations and harassment against journalists.
- He said the independent news outlet is still producing content for Russian audiences and is tracking record traffic from Russians, who can use VPNs and mirror websites to access the websites even though they have been blocked in the last several weeks.
- Fly said Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been broadcasting for over 70 years, expanding to include online platforms, to serve audiences in countries where freedom of the press does not exist or is under assault.