Thursday, 24, June, 2021

The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which runs the Radio Liberty, commented on a statement by Komil Allamjonov, the director of the Uzbek Information and Mass Communications Agency  about violation of journalistic ethics by the Liberty Radio Uzbek service (Ozodlik).

The USAGM CEO John F. Lansing noted that USAGM takes all allegations on violations of journalistic ethics very seriously, and will not tolerate or justify bias oby  any Radio Liberty service or journalist.

He highlighted the “importance of adhering to the highest standards of objectivity and impartiality”, calling them “fundamental principles” that the USAGM adheres to.

The newly appointed president and CEO of the RFE/RL Jamie Fly, thanking for raising these concerns, announced that a probe would be launched into the allegations.

As reported earlier, Komil Allamjonov criticized the working methods of the RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, calling them contrary to generally accepted standards of journalistic ethics. He also

pointed to deliberate politicization of social and domestic issues, facts of fraudulent information gathering, falsification of audio recordings are at least unexpected by the Ozodlik journalists.

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