Islam Karimov

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

While some governments in Central Asia and Eastern Europe are taking small steps forward regarding the media, 2002 was another dismal year for press freedom in much of the region. In some countries, a growing concern about Western public opinion...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Uzbekistan

March 31, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Increased international aid and the presence of U.S. troops who use Uzbekistan as a base for the "war on terror" inspired President Islam Karimov to pay lip service to press freedom. With much fanfare, Karimov's government ended prior censorship of...

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TWO RADIO JOURNALISTS ATTACKED AS POLICE WATCH

March 10, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 10, 2003—Two Uzbek journalists working for U.S. government­funded radio stations were attacked by a group of men on Friday, March 7, while trying to cover an anti-government protest in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent. According to local and international...

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2002 prison census: 139 journalists jailed

December 3, 2002 7:01 PM ET

There were 139 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2002 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is up significantly from the previous year, when 118 journalists were in jail. An analysis of...

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Uzbekistan, or Back in the U.S.S.R.

October 15, 2002 8:17 PM ET

Although Uzbekistan's president, Islam Karimov, has told the United States that he supports press freedom, old, repressive habits die hard....

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CPJ URGES UZBEKISTAN TO FREE LOCAL PRESS

June 10, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Tashkent, June 10, 2002—A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today completed a nine-day mission to Uzbekistan by calling on President Islam Karimov to free three jailed journalists and to change government policies that severely restrict press freedom...

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2001 prison census: 118 journalists jailed

March 26, 2002 1:19 PM ET

There were 118 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2001 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is up significantly from the previous year, when 81 journalists were in jail, and represents a return...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Europe & Central Asia

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year,...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Uzbekistan

March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Torture of political and religious dissidents remains commonplace under the brutal regime of President Islam Karimov. In February, writer Emin Usman died in detention, and the July death of imprisoned human rights activist Shovriq Rusimorodov confirmed the deteriorating political situation....

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Journalists in Prison

March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

There were 118 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2001 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is up significantly from the previous year, when 81 journalists were in jail, and represents a return...

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