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Salidzhon Abdurakhmanov

Abdurakhmanov, a reporter for the now defunct independent news website Uznews, was imprisoned in June 2008 after traffic police in Nukus, in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic, said they found 114 grams of marijuana and less than five grams of opium during a search of his car, Uznews reported at the time. The journalist denied possessing…

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A screen shot of Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov broadcasting on one of his YouTube channels. Abdurakhmanov, a prominent blogger critical of the Chechen authorities, survived a violent assault in his home in Swedish town of Gävle on February 26, 2020.

Chechen blogger and government critic Tumso Abdurakhmanov: ‘I am constantly at risk’

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Tumso Abdurakhmanov, a prominent blogger critical of the Chechen authorities, survived a violent assault in his home in Swedish town of Gävle on February 26, 2020. Two Russian nationals have been arrested in connection with the attack, according to a report by Agence France-Presse. CPJ documented the incident and spoke to the blogger after his…

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Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov is seen in Poland on November 14, 2018. He was recently assaulted in what his brother described as an assassination attempt. (AP/Francesca Ebel)

Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov assaulted

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 27, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm over the assault of Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov.

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Exiled Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt attacked in Stockholm

Berlin, September 30, 2020 — Swedish authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 24, at about 2:40 p.m., three unidentified men attacked Bozkurt, a Turkish journalist living in exile, in the…

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Abdulmalik Akhmedilov

At least one assailant shot Akhmedilov, 32, in his car on the outskirts of the Dagestani capital, Makhachkala, at around 1 p.m. The editor died at the scene, the independent Caucasus news Web site Kavkazsky Uzel reported. Akhmedilov, known as Malik, was deputy editor of the Makhachkala-based daily Hakikat (The Truth) and a chief editor…

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is seen in Beijing on December 13, 2019. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that U.S. journalists at three major outlets would have their press credentials cancelled. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

COVID-19 reporting curtailed as China revokes press credentials of US reporters at 3 outlets

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that U.S. citizens working as journalists at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post whose press credentials expire in 2020 would be required to surrender those credentials within 10 days, effectively forcing them to leave the country. The decision will impact…

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U.S. and Chinese flags are seen in Beijing, China, on May 28, 2019. The U.S. State Department recently announced a cap on visas for five Chinese state media outlets. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

U.S. imposes visa limits on 5 Chinese state media outlets

The U.S. Department of State said in a statement on Monday that it would limit the number of visas available for Chinese journalists working at five designated media organizations. The outlets — Xinhua, CGTN, China Radio, China Daily, and The People’s Daily — will be limited to 100 visas in total. The announcement follows China’s…

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Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev (center), was acquitted and released from state custody on May 7, 2018. (Reuters/Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov)

Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists

New York, May 7, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from custody today of Uzbek journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov, who had been on trial in Tashkent since March 5, 2018. With the pair’s release, there are no journalists behind bars in Uzbekistan for the first time in two decades, according to…

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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: Presidents_office@press-service.uz Dear President Mirziyoyev, A month after your inauguration as Uzbekistan’s second president, we at the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to urge you to reverse the repressive media policies of your predecessor, the late President Islam Karimov, and to dismantle damaging restrictions on…

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2016 Analysis: Turkey’s crackdown leads to record high | CPJ Methodology | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists | Video: Prison Census 2016

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