Uzbekistan / 2011

Embattled reporter prevented from leaving Uzbekistan

May 25, 2011 4:01 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2011--Uzbek authorities must stop harassing Abdumalik Boboyev, a stringer for the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Voice of America, and allow him to leave Uzbekistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:52 AM ET

On the Runet, Old-School Repression Meets New By Nina Ognianova and Danny O'Brien Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has often talked about the importance of a free press and free Internet, telling reporters before his election that the Web "guarantees the independence of mass media." He explicitly tied the two together...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Uzbekistan

February 15, 2011 12:06 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • State deploys analysts to build sweeping criminal defamation cases. • Numerous regional and international news websites are blocked. Key Statistic 6: Journalists in prison on December 1, the highest figure in the region. Even as President Islam Karimov was calling for more "active"...

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EU should press Uzbekistan on news media crisis

January 19, 2011 4:52 PM ET

Dear President Barroso: We're writing in advance of your January 24 meeting in Brussels with Uzbek President Islam Karimov to urge you to raise Uzbekistan's grave press freedom conditions and to make clear to Karimov that any improvement of the country's relationship with Europe is dependent on him taking steps to fix the press freedom crisis. The European Union made clear it is committed to human rights in Central Asia in its 2009 plan, "The European Union and Central Asia: The New Partnership in Action."

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