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.
Cases We're Watching
RFE/RL and Ukrainian Public Television
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 as they report on regions in conflict or transition.
Contributor, RFE/RL’s Russian Service
Russian journalist and RFE/RL contributor, Svetlana Prokopyeva was charged with publicly justifying terrorism. Prokopyeva denies the charges and claims the case is an attempt by Russia to curtail freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
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.
Contributor, VOA Vietnamese Service
VOA contributor Le Anh Hung was arrested on July 5th, 2018 on the charges of "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State, lawful rights and interests of organizations and/or citizens” under Article 331 of Vietnam’s 2015 Penal Code. If convicted, he could save up to seven years in prison.
Contributor, RFA Vietnamese
Police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi arrested RFA blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy on May 23, 2020, accusing him of “making, storing, and disseminating documents and materials for anti-state purposes,” his wife told RFA.
Reporter and Blogger, VOA Vietnamese Service
VOA Vietnamese freelance blogger, Pham Chi Dung, was arrested in Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, for “dangerous actions” against the Hanoi government.
Correspondent, Alhurra TV
The Alhurra correspondent went missing while reporting in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2012.
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