- The government of Ethiopia suspended the licenses of two VOA Amharic stringers on April 23, 2009, claiming that the reporting of the Amharic service was biased and opposed to the Meles Zenawi administration. The licenses were returned April 27, following a series of telephone protests by members of the Foreign Correspondents Association in Addis.
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.
11 months 22 days