The U.S. Embassy’s Response to the Cancelation of Accreditations of Radio Ozodi Journalists

Photo by: U.S. Department of State (IIP Bureau)

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 29, 2016 – The United States wishes to express concern over the cancelation of accreditations of six journalists from Radio Ozodi.  Journalists play a fundamental role in any democratic society.  Therefore, the United States calls on the authorities of Tajikistan to ensure that journalists have the right to freedom of expression and to hold opinions without interference in accordance with Tajikistan’s international obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.