USAGM CEO Bennett condemns the banning of VOA journalist by Russian government

March 14, 2024

USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett issued the following statement after Russian authorities banned Voice of America National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin from entering Russia.

“The Russian government’s decision to ban VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin from its country echoes a growing wave of threats to press freedom by authoritarian regimes. 

We unequivocally stand by VOA’s mandate to provide accurate, objective news and information to every part of the world, and support their steadfast service to their audiences in Russia.”

Voice of America’s statement can be found here.

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