Islam Karimov

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Journalist freed

January 17, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2002—Shodi Mardiev, the Uzbek radio reporter who was sentenced in 1998 to an 11-year prison term for defamation and extortion, was released under an amnesty earlier this month, according to local and international sources. The journalist's...

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Independent television station head flees country

August 14, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organization of journalists dedicated to the defense of our colleagues around the world, is deeply concerned by the criminal charges of forgery against TV ALC director Shukhrat Babadjanov.

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CPJ testifies before U.S. Congress on press freedom conditions in Central Asia

July 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 19, 2001--A CPJ representative testified before a joint congressional subcommittee yesterday about the terrible state of press freedom in Central Asia. [Read the transcript] "Repression and violence, or the threat thereof, are ever present for many reporters,...

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Government harasses relatives of VOA reporter

May 25, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan organization of journalists dedicated to the defense of our colleagues around the world, is writing to protest your government's efforts to silence the U.S.-based Voice of America journalist Jahongir Mamatov by harassing his relatives in the Uzbek city of Samarkand.

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2000 prison census: 81 journalists jailed

March 19, 2001 1:26 PM ET

EIGHTY-ONE JOURNALISTS WERE IN PRISON AROUND THE WORLD at the end of 2000, jailed for practicing their profession. The number is down slightly from the previous year, when 87 were in jail, and represents a significant decline from 1998, when...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Uzbekistan

March 19, 2001 12:00 PM ET

AS PRESIDENT ISLAM KARIMOV'S GOVERNMENT CONTINUED its harsh crackdown on Islamic militants, officials kept local media on a tight leash. Uzbek human rights workers, themselves targets of bureaucratic harassment and violence, condemned numerous violations of the rights of their fellow...

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Attacks on the Press in 2000: Journalists in Prison

March 19, 2001 12:00 PM ET

EIGHTY-ONE JOURNALISTS WERE IN PRISON AROUND THE WORLD at the end of 2000, jailed for practicing their profession. The number is down slightly from the previous year, when 87 were in jail, and represents a significant decline from 1998, when...

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Jailed reporter's health deteriorates

November 20, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) appeals to you to release our colleague Shodi Mardiev on humanitarian grounds. We wrote to you on January 12, 2000, with a similar request. Since that time, Mardiev's health has deteriorated even further.

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Europe & Central Asia Analysis

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

By Chrystyna Lapychak Wars in Yugoslavia and Chechnya dominated regional and international headlines in 1999. The conflicts raised the journalists' death toll in the region and prompted crackdowns, as governments blocked access to war zones and engaged in propaganda campaigns....

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Uzbekistan

March 22, 2000 12:00 PM ET

A series of February bomb explosions in Tashkent that killed 16 people and injured more than 100 prompted Uzbek authorities to crack down on press freedom and other civil liberties, already nearly nonexistent in one of the most repressive countries...

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