The right to free and open access to news and information is universal, but threats to a free press persist. Journalists in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) network face risks every day as they report on regions in conflict or transition. This timeline 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. The BBG strongly condemns these actions, which violate international standards by suppressing independent media and targeting journalists who doing their jobs. You can learn more about threats to our journalists in the timeline below, and also on this map.