United States Agency for Global Media

This map tracks the courageous journalists reporting for Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Marti, Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia, and the threats that they face on a regular basis.

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Our journalists, under threat

Jailed journalists

Nguyễn Văn Hoá

Videographer and contributor, RFA Vietnamese ServiceHoá is being held in violation of Article 258 of Vietnam’s penal code, for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state,” an offense that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

Missing journalists

Truong Duy Nhat

Contributor and blogger, RFA Vietnamese ServiceRFA Vietnamese contributor and blogger went missing on Jan. 26 after seeking political asylum with a UN refugee agency in Thailand.

Stanislav Vasin (Aseyev)

Blogger and contributor, RFE/RL Ukrainian ServiceStanislav Aseyev, who writes under the name Stanislav Vasin, was reported missing since June 2, 2017. He was forcibly disappeared by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s war-torn eastern Donetsk region.

Bashar Fahmi

Correspondent, Alhurra TVThe Alhurra correspondent went missing while reporting in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2012.

Fallen journalists

Sabawoon Kakar

Killed 04/30/2018

Abadullah Hananzai

Killed 04/30/2018

Maharram Durrani

Killed 04/30/2018

Ali Nur Siad

Killed 10/14/2017

Almigdad Mojalli

Killed 01/17/2016

Mohammed Ali Nuxurkey

Killed 03/19/2013

Mukarram Khan Aatif

Killed 01/17/2012

Alisher Saipov

Killed 10/24/2007

Nazar Abdulwahid Al-Radhi

Killed 05/30/2007

Khamail Muhsin Khalaf

Killed 04/05/2007

Ogulsapar Muradova

Killed 09/2006

Abdul-Hussein Khazal

Killed 02/09/2005

Iskandar Khatloni

Killed 09/21/2000

Ricardo de Mello

Killed 01/18/1995

Georgi Markov

Killed 09/11/1978

Abdulrachmann Fatalibey

Killed 11/20/1954

Leonid Karas

Killed 09/1954

“Threats to the free practice of journalism are a denial of basic human rights and must not be supported by any government.”