The fight over the future of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has significant implications for press freedom across Russia.
The Trump administration had been accused of trying to turn the federally funded news agencies into partisan mouthpieces for his presidency.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been threatened with fines and criminal charges for its journalists, forcing a tough decision on the Biden administration.
Over 280 million people a week depend on the V.O.A. for news. Its independence is why it is so trusted.