Umida Akhmedova, a prominent photojournalist in Uzbekistan, is
facing criminal charges of insulting the Uzbek people. The charges stem in part from a 2007 album of photography depicting life in Uzbekistan’s villages. Here is a slide show featuring images from the album.
CPJ joins calls for Congress to make human rights a focus of Uzbek president's US visit
May 16, 2018 10:04 AM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists joined a coalition of 11 other international press freedom and human rights advocacy groups, in calling on U.S. Congress to require lasting human rights protection in Uzbekistan during President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's first official visit to the U.S. on May 16 and 17....
CPJ joins call for Uzbekistan to investigate claims jailed journalists were tortured
February 14, 2018 1:48 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of 11 other international press freedom and human rights advocacy groups, in calling on Uzbek authorities to conduct an investigation into allegations of torture and ill-treatment of jailed journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov. The coalition, led by Human Rights...