The right to free and open access to news and information should be universal, but threats to a free press persist. Journalists reporting for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) networks face risks every day as they report on regions in conflict or transition.
BBG journalists and contributors currently imprisoned:
- Khadija Ismayilova, RFERL Azerbaijani Service contributor
- Saparmamed Nepaskuliev, RFERL Turkmen Service contributor
- Ngyen Ngog Gia, Radio Free Asia Vietnamese Service contributor
You can learn more about threats to our journalists in the timeline below: