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Jailed RFE/RL Reporter Khadija Ismayilova Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

Posted April 16th, 2015 at 4:31 pm (UTC+0)
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I read with some pleasure this afternoon news that a former VOA colleague has been awarded a top prize for her work. Khadija Ismayilova, 38, spent time as a reporter for the VOA’s Azerbaijan language service a few years ago, where I got to know her as a a cheerful but fearless reporter, who often […]

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Cuba: #FreeTaniaBrughuera

Posted April 13th, 2015 at 4:39 pm (UTC+0)
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  Back in 2009, Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera staged her work Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Havana without a hitch.  This past January, she planned to restage the event in Havana’s Revolutionary Square, but authorities not only stopped the performance, they arrested Bruguera, who has been blocked from leaving the country ever since. Tatlin’s Whisper […]

Mexicans Want Carmen Aristegui Back On Air

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 12:15 pm (UTC+0)

  “A cross between Christiane Amanpour and a dog with a bone.” That’s how the Los Angeles Times describes the prominent, hard-hitting journalist Carmen Aristegui, who is famous throughout Mexico for her tough investigations into government corruption. In addition to blogging at Aristegui Noticias (“News”),  Aristegui anchors a news program on CNN Spanish and, up […]

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Turkey Blocks Social Media Over Hostage Photo

Posted April 6th, 2015 at 2:05 pm (UTC+0)
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  Turkey on Monday blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over the publication of an image of a Turkish prosecutor who was taken hostage and killed last week by leftist militants. The ban on Facebook was lifted after the social media giant removed the photo. Twitter reportedly also complied with the demand to remove […]

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Another Blogger Hacked To Death In Bangladesh; Calls To End Impunity

Posted April 1st, 2015 at 10:33 am (UTC+0)

  Activists are expressing outrage in the wake of the second brutal murder of a blogger in Bangladesh in recent weeks. Monday morning, blogger Oyasiqur Rahman was attacked by three men with large knives in the streets near his Dhaka home. Police arrested two suspects at the scene, identified as students at two separate madrassas — […]

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VOA reporter Cecily Hilleary monitors the state of free expression and free speech around the world.



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