Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Amid unrest, Uzbek authorities continue obstructing journalists

May 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 16, 2005—Uzbek authorities maintained a virtual blockade today on news coverage of civil unrest in the northeastern city of Andijan, expelling journalists from the town and obstructing foreign television news broadcasts. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the moves and called on President Islam Karimov to end...

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CPJ Update

May 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update May 16, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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UZBEKISTAN

May 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 14, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Dmitry Yasminov, Ren TV Vikrot Muzalevsky, Ren TV HARASSED Uzbek authorities detained and expelled journalists covering civil unrest in the northeastern city of Andijan....

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UZBEKISTAN

May 13, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 13, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 CNN, BBC, and NTV CENSORED Ferghana.ru, Lenta.ru, and Gazeta.ru CENSORED Didor Radio CENSORED...

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UZBEKISTAN

May 13, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 13, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Shamil Baygin, Reuters Galima Bukharbayeva, Institute for War and Peace Reporting HARASSED Uzbek authorities detained and expelled journalists covering civil unrest in the northeastern city of Andijan....

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Officials block news outlets amid massive protests

May 13, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2005—Uzbek authorities shuttered several foreign and domestic media outlets today during massive anti-government protests in the northeastern city of Andijan, leaving citizens without access to independent news about the unrest, according to local and international press reports. Authorities blocked access to the foreign television channels...

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Latvian TV crew detained, harassed

May 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention and harassment this week of a Latvian television crew by local police and federal agents in Pytalovo, a district on the Latvia-Russia border. Reporter Ivo Kirsblats, cameraman Maris Jurgensons, and driver Eriks Pakalns of the Riga-based Latvian public...

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CPJ protests ministry's harassment of foreign correspondent

May 10, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. Ganiev: The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly dismayed by your ministry's repeated and unfair denial of press accreditation to Marina Kozlova, Tashkent correspondent for United Press International (UPI).

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Information Ministry orders closure of opposition weekly

May 10, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2005 – CPJ condemns the closure of the leading opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye (Republic Business Review) by The Kazakh Culture, Information, and Sports Ministry. Last Thursday in Almaty, Kazakhstan's financial capital, Galina Dyrdina, the weekly's deputy editor told a press conference that editorial staff will...

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RUSSIA

May 9, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 9, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Ivo Kirsblats, LTV Maris Jurgensons, LTV LEGAL ACTION, CENSORED The Latvian television crew members were detained by local police and federal agents in Pytalovo, a district on the Latvia-Russia border....

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