In message to staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, acting US Agency for Global Media CEO Kelu Chao affirms importance of newsroom firewall for the integrity of its journalism. She also oversees Voice of America and other US funded international networks Full statement:
Trump Appointee Fires Head of Radio Free Europe, 4 Other US-Funded Media Organizations
A look at the US-funded Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, or RFE/RL, for which 700 reporters sometimes risk death to chronicle war and politics globally (Columbia Journalism Review)
"Aseyev, 29, became a journalist for the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty four years ago. He has been held in a factory converted to a military base and prison ... since his capture from his hometown of Donetsk in June 2017."
Pakistan shut down the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Pashto-language station in the country