Illegal in Iran, Radio Farda is getting some “free advertising” (if it can be called that) from the regime. A user who will remain anonymous sent us a photo of a banner in Tehran that reads:
“Radio Farda: If the turnout of the Iranian people in upcoming parliamentary election is less than 50%, the U.S. can easily attack Iran.”
Needless to say, our colleagues in Radio Farda have reported no such thing…but many “thanks” to the Iranian authorities for the shout out.
RFE/RL journalists, many of them freelancers, suffered direct repercussions as a result of their work on 19 occasions this year.
The incidents range from harassment by police to beatings, death threats, detention and prison. In addition, RFE/RL language service bureaus experienced interference with their operations, including threats of closure and disruption of communications networks.
RFE/RL’s incident record tracks with the findings of major media and human rights advocacy groups that rate Azerbaijan, Belarus and Turkmenistan as deeply hostile to media freedom…
Natalia Churikova, a Prague-based broadcaster for RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda, discusses the current situation of the media in Ukraine.
What’s happening in Ukrainian media, and what does a “partly free” label actually mean?… [READ MORE]