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Journalists killed in Tajikistan since 1992

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Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline

September 10, 2019 4:56 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019--Websites and email addresses belonging to embattled independent news agency Asia Plus in Tajikistan have been down since August 19, according to the agency and Radio Ozodi, the Tajik-language service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

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Tajik authorities harass journalist Humayra Bakhtiyar and family

July 18, 2019 3:45 PM ET

In July 2019, Humayra Bakhtiyar, a Tajik journalist living in exile who was recently granted asylum in a European Union country, told CPJ in a phone call that Tajik authorities have harassed and intimidated her family over the past several years as retribution for her critical reporting....

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Tajik authorities revoke press accreditation of RFE/RL reporter Barotali Nazarov

July 1, 2019 2:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 -- Tajikistan authorities should immediately reinstate video journalist Barotali Nazarov's press accreditation and cease using accreditations as a means of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years after alleging official corruption

July 11, 2018 12:33 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2018--A Tajik court today found independent journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov guilty of embezzling and misusing state fund and false reporting to police and sentenced him to 12 years in a high-security prison, according to media reports and the journalist's friends with whom CPJ spoke. The Committee...

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Tajik journalist arrested after alleging official corruption

December 13, 2017 12:39 PM ET

New York, December 13, 2017--Tajik authorities should immediately release journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tajikistan suspends accreditation of six radio journalists

November 28, 2016 2:53 PM ET

New York, November 28, 2016―Tajik authorities should immediately reinstate the accreditation of six radio journalists suspended following a broadcaster's refusal to remove a story from its website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges Kerry to call for release of imprisoned journalists in Central Asia

October 28, 2015 3:54 PM ET

Dear U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. As you prepare to head to these countries later this week, we ask that you put press freedom on the agenda of your meetings with high-level government officials.

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Tajikistan

February 12, 2014 1:19 AM ET

Though a new media bill was signed into law, the legislation failed to decriminalize insulting the president or alleviate other repressive measures, and had no immediate effect on the climate of press freedom ahead of the November presidential vote. To pave the way for a smooth re-election of Emomali Rahmon...

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Tajik weekly ordered to pay damages for defamation

February 25, 2013 5:45 PM ET

New York, February 25, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by today's defamation ruling against independent Tajik weekly Imruz News in closed court proceedings, the organization said....

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Tajikistan

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Authoritarian leader Emomali Rahmon praised journalists' mission at a ceremony said to mark the centennial of the Tajik press, but his speech came with a contradictory message: Rahmon urged news outlets not to publish reports that could damage Tajikistan's international image, cause pessimism, or undermine public order. Such was the...

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