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
The right to free and open access to news and information should be universal, but threats to a free press persist. Journalists reporting for USAGM networks face risks every day. USAGM strongly condemns these actions, which violate international standards by suppressing independent media and targeting journalists doing their jobs.
Videographer and contributor, RFA Vietnamese Service
Hoá 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.
Contributor and blogger, RFA Vietnamese Service
RFA Vietnamese contributor and blogger went missing on Jan. 26 after seeking political asylum with a UN refugee agency in Thailand.
Blogger and contributor, RFE/RL Ukrainian Service
Stanislav 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.
Correspondent, Alhurra TV
The Alhurra correspondent went missing while reporting in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2012.