Wednesday, March 04, 2015


Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian (top) and his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi, pose while covering a press conference at Iran's Foreign Ministry in Tehran in September 2013.

Iran Indicts U.S. Reporter

Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been indicted and his case has been sent to Tehran's revolutionary court. More


Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist in Prague on May 30, 2013.

U.S. Congressman Urges Ismayilova Be Freed

U.S. congressman Dana Rohrabacher has urged Azerbaijan to release detained journalist Khadija Ismayilova, and he criticized its crackdown on RFE/RL's Baku bureau. More

Russian Federation

Ekho Moskvy editor Aleksei Venediktov

Russian Editor 'Threatened' By Kadyrov

The editor of the Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy, Aleksei Venediktov, says he will complain to law-enforcement officials about a thinly veiled threat against him posted on the Internet by the Kremlin-backed head of the Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov. More


Parliamentary deputy and former journalist Serhiy Leshchenko holds a placard reading "Stop the Ministry of Truth" and equating the move with Nazi tactics as he protests during a pause in a session of the parliament in Kyiv on December 2.

'No Big Brother!' Ukrainian Journalists Oppose Kyiv's New Ministry Of Information

Ukrainian journalists are protesting the government's creation of a new Ministry of Information that Kyiv says is needed to confront Russian propaganda. Some journalists fear their own efforts to gather truth could become subject to oversight. More

Fault Lines

"Fault Lines" combines first-hand and first-person reports to uncover the challenges and constraints that journalists in RFE/RL's reporting region face every day--and how and why they persevere.

Displaced Ukrainians are seeking safety on both sides of the Russian border.

Reporting On Ukraine’s Refugees, At Home And Abroad

Russian journalist visits refugees from the fighting in eastern Ukraine, some of whom have fled to Russia, others who are seeking refuge in Ukraine. More


A child militant is shown killing two men identified as “Russian agents.”

IS 'Child Executioner' Reports Blocked, Played Down In Central Asia

Central Asian news outlets are playing down reports of a video that appears to show a Kazakh child militant executing two men. More


Police Raid Offices Of Bosnian Website

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina on December 29 raided the Sarajevo offices of a news website, reportedly searching for information about how journalists there obtained a recording of a phone conversation that allegedly implicates the ruling Bosnian Serb party in political bribery. More


The killers of Serbian journalist Slavko Curuvija, who was slain in 1999, have never been brought to justice.

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice. More

About This Page

This page is about the threats and obstacles independent journalists face - our RFE/RL colleagues and other journalists in our broadcast region - to give and get the news. We focus on individual cases and broader developments that signify the high price of reporting in places where the media is unfree.