On February 27, VOA Urdu broke news of the identities of two Pakistani national cricket players under investigation for match-fixing. Shortly after the exclusive story was posted to the Urdu Service website, www.UrduVOA.com, almost all prominent media in Pakistan and India picked it up and it led all major newscasts throughout the weekend. Images of VOA Urdu
Imprisoned in Azerbaijan
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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