Complex area graph showing drop in internet traffic

Delta Telecom, one of only two providers licensed by the Azerbaijani government to connect international internet traffic, appears to be blocking access to RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service website, a major source of independent news for the country.

BBG marks World Press Freedom Day

Text reading "World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2016"

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.

BBG networks provide timely news of Iranian nuclear deal, prisoner swap

The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty provided timely and comprehensive multi-platform coverage in Farsi on last Saturday’s implementation of the historic nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers and the near-simultaneous news of the prisoner swap between the United States and Iran.