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VOA Statement Regarding the Suspension of VOA Chief National Correspondent's Twitter Account

Voice of America can confirm that at approximately 9:00 p.m. last evening, Twitter suspended the account of Chief National Correspondent Steve Herman. Later in the evening he received additional notification of the permanent suspension of his account. Mr. Herman is a seasoned reporter who upholds the highest journalistic standards. Mr. Herman has received no information from Twitter as to why his account was suspended.

As Chief National Correspondent, Mr. Herman covers international and national news stories and this suspension impedes his ability to perform his duties as a journalist. We request that Mr. Herman’s account be reinstated along with an explanation from Twitter for the suspension.