U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2004 > December
Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 21, 2004
Question Taken at Daily Briefing of Dec. 20, 2004

Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe Journalist Yuri Bagrov (Taken Question)

Question:   What is the U.S. reaction to Radio Liberty's journalist in Moscow having his passport seized to prevent further travel in the region?

Answer:   We view with concern reports of the proceedings against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Yuri Bagrov. We are working to ascertain the facts in this case, and continue to monitor issues of media freedom in Russia. We raise with Russia concerns about its commitment to international standards of human rights, press freedom, and rule of law as part of our ongoing dialogue with senior officials. The U.S. will continue to support democracy in Russia and elsewhere as a fundamental part of United States foreign policy.

2004/1394


  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.