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Radio Liberty in Moscow to Focus on Digital


After laying off the majority of its staff a report in the Moscow Times says Radio Liberty is hiring more than 40 people who can help the organization focus on digital.

Radio Free Europe's vice president of content, distribution and marketing Julia Ragona told The Moscow Times, "The layoffs were necessary to build a "single team" with different skills that would focus on turning Radio Liberty into a digital multimedia outlet under its new director, Masha Gessen." Before the change, the station consisted of two separate teams for radio and online content. Ragona said the station's budget of $92 million would not be cut. The station is paid for with U.S. tax dollars.