For too long – 537 days –Khadija has been separated from her family and friends and prohibited from serving the Azerbaijani people with her investigative reporting. I welcome her release and I hope that it is an indication that change is coming to Azerbaijan when it comes to press freedom.
“I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will not be deterred in its efforts to seek out and share the truth.”
“This is an aggressive act that uses the outrageous pretext of extremism to censor RFE/RL and prevent audiences in Russia and Crimea from learning the truth about the annexation,” RFE/RL Editor in Chief Nenad Pejic said in a statement on May 12. “We condemn it as an attack on RFE/RL’s operations and the public’s fundamental right to freely access information,” he added.
In March, direct mail was restored between the United States and Cuba for the first time in a half century as part of a renewal of ties between the long-time adversaries. The Martís have since received dozens of letters directly from their audience members on […]
Making Progress in Digital and Social Media Matthew Baise is the Director of Digital Strategy for VOA. He focuses primarily on audience development on web, mobile and social platforms. He also leads product development for VOA across multiple platforms. He joined the agency in 2010 […]
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Washington, D.C. – Iraqis are increasingly turning to the internet, social media and mobile phones to learn about news and other developments, although television remains their dominant source for information, according to research presented on Wednesday at a briefing conducted by the BBG and Gallup […]
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(WASHINGTON — May 3, 2016) On World Press Freedom Day, imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was named the 2016 recipient of theUNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, as journalists and activists around the world invoked the day’s message to call for her […]
Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world. According to Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report, global press freedom […]
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“Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world. Our networks play a […]