Freedom of Information Under Threat
Probe comes more than a year after two amateur historians raised doubts that one of the six marines in an iconic photo taken at Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II has been misidentified
US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski discusses press freedom and the State Departments Free the Press campaign.
The court said Nikita Kuzmin's punishment is the 37 months he has already spent in prison and a $6.9 million fine
The ultimate goal is flying the plane all the way back to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, where the trip began in March 2015
A new report from Freedom House scoring 199 countries and territories shows global press freedom has fallen to its lowest point in more than a decade
State Department draws attention to detentions, alleged human rights abuses against journalists that it has previously identified as being 'censored, attacked, threatened, imprisoned, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting'
Kenneth Bae, 47, a South Korean-born naturalized US citizen, was arrested in Rason, a city in North Korea's northeast, in November 2012
Annual Freedom of the Press report on media independence around world assesses degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories
Global observance stresses freedom of information as fundamental human right, reminds that in dozens of countries, journalists are harassed and attacked, publications are censored and closed
Some 23,000 people owed an average of about $663; Hundreds of them lined up Saturday to sign up for a payment plan to keep their water on
US president spoke to CNN television Monday, on fifth anniversary of special forces operation that killed the world's most wanted criminal
Builders to break ground this summer on $900M, 95-story skyscraper expected to have 406 residential units, 200 luxury hotel rooms, approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space
German artist Carl Bersch's painting is the only known painting by an eyewitness that captures the horror of that fateful night
Nearly 45,000 students get unscheduled day off Monday as more than 1,500 teachers call in sick over district’s enormous debt
While secret ballot seen as integral to US democratic system, social media documentation increasingly successful in keeping millennials involved and excited about political process
Owners of franchises had pushed to be classified as small businesses, and given more time to adjust to law; workers’ rights advocates disagreed, citing benefits doled out by parent corporations
‘Incarceration of prisoners of conscience … remains astonishingly widespread,’ according to Commission on International Religious Freedom, which lists dozens of countries contributing to ‘suffering worldwide’
A newly restored painting captures the moments following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. It was recently unveiled at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, where America’s 16th president was shot. It is the only known painting by an eyewitness that captures the horror of that fateful night. VOA’s Julie Taboh tells us more about the painting and what it took to restore it to its original condition.
US president’s upcoming visit to Vietnam underscores strength of relationship, and lifting embargo would reflect that trust, ambassador says