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 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...
Five years on, no resolution to Alisher Saipov's murder
October 24, 2012 4:20 PM ET
Five years ago today, press freedom in Kyrgyzstan received a deadly blow from which it has never recovered. Alisher Saipov, one of most promising and prominent regional reporters of his time, was murdered in his native city of Osh. Since that October night, authorities have promised to solve his...