This map 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.

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Our journalists, under threat

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 BBG networks face risks every day. The BBG strongly condemns these actions, which violate international standards by suppressing independent media and targeting journalists doing their jobs.

RFE/RL journalist arrested in Belarus, as protests escalate

A woman is interviewed by several reporters in a police station lobby

RFE/RL reporter Halina Abakunchyk was among several demonstrators and journalists detained by police in Belarus on March 12 while reporting on the latest in a series of emotional protests over a controversial tax on the unemployed.

Nguyễn Ngọc Già

Blogger and contributor to RFANguyễn Ngọc Già was sentenced to a four-year prison term with another three years on probation for carrying out “propaganda against the state” according to article 88 of the penal code.

Saparmamed Nepeskuliev

Contributor, RFE/RL Turkmen ServiceNepeskuliev was detained by agents of Turkmenistan’s National Security Ministry on July 7, 2015 in the western city of Avaza, and he has been held incommunicado since.

Bashar Fahmi

Correspondent, Alhurra TVThe Alhurra correspondent went missing in Aleppo, Syria, in August 2012.

Fallen journalists

Almigdad Mojalli

Killed 01/17/2016

Mohammed Ali Nuxurkey

Killed 03/19/2013

Mukarram Khan Aatif

Killed 01/17/2012

Alisher Saipov

Killed 10/24/2007

Nazar Abdulwahid Al-Radhi

Killed 05/30/2007

Khamail Muhsin Khalaf

Killed 04/05/2007

Ogulsapar Muradova

Killed 09/10/2006

Abdul-Hussein Khazal

Killed 02/09/2005

Iskandar Khatloni

Killed 09/21/2000

Ricardo de Mello

Killed 01/18/1995

Georgi Markov

Killed 09/11/1978

Abdulrachmann Fatalibey

Killed 11/20/1954

Leonid Karas

Killed 09/01/1954

“Threats to the free practice of journalism are a denial of basic human rights and must not be supported by any government.”

John LansingBBG CEO and Director