Press Freedom

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Press Freedom Under Spotlight at Magnitsky Human Rights Awards
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Ukrainian, Chinese, Filipino and Saudi Arabian journalists honored at London ceremony
Press Freedom Under Spotlight at Magnitsky Human Rights Awards
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Ukrainian, Chinese, Filipino and Saudi Arabian journalists honored at London ceremony
Henry Ridgwell
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:17
A man looks at newspapers, following Bolivia's former president Evo Morales' exit out of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia,…
Political instability and doubts about media are blamed for violence against reporters
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Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:39
Journalists Uon Chhin, left, and Yeang Sothearin, right, arrive at the municipal court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Oct…
Two years after Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested in Phnom Penh, charged with espionage, and released on conditional bail, a lengthy trial brought no closure
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Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:18
Zana Omer
VOA Kurdish reporter Zana Omer honored for courage, persistence in covering the news
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Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:07
Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan (C) waves to his daughter Senem Altan (R) as he is detained on November 12, 2019, at Kadikoy…
The EU has grown increasingly concerned at the decline in media freedom in Turkey since the attempted coup, which was followed by a major crackdown on journalists
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By AFP
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:32
Journalist Sam Mednick (R) is seen in an undated photo from her Twitter account @sammednick.
South Sudan's media authority accused reporter Sam Mednick of reporting false information
Waakhe Simon Wudu
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:45

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Voice of America is committed to press freedom around the world. Many VOA journalists work in countries that restrain free speech and independent journalism. In those countries, local journalists and news media often face threats or other repercussions yet succeed in delivering news and vital information. This page strives to tell their stories. If you have tips or know of a story we should tell, contact press freedom editor Doug Bernard at dbjohnson@voanews.com or direct message our Twitter account @dfrontiers.

 

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The Changing Map of Press Freedom

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Press Freedom Score

Freedom House rates countries on legal, political and economic freedoms. A total score of 0-30 is designated Free; 31 to 60 is Partly Free; and 61 to 100 indicates Not Free. Rankings are released annually.

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