Azimjon Askarov

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Azory Gwanda "disappeared and died," says Tanzanian foreign minister

July 12, 2019 12:01 AM ET

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CPJ Insider: July edition

July 8, 2019 9:19 AM ET

CPJ summit spotlights journalist murders, press freedom climate in Mexico CPJ held a summit on press freedom in Mexico on June 18 with an array of local partners that engaged more than 400 journalists, activists, and government officials in frank...

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CPJ joins letter to EU's Mogherini urging release of Kyrgyz journalist Askarov

July 1, 2019 3:30 PM ET

CPJ joined seven other human rights and freedom of expression groups in writing a letter, made public today, calling on the government of Kyrgyzstan to release journalist and rights advocate Azimjon Askarov....

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Troubling police raids on Australian journalists

June 7, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Harsh conditions for Askarov, the Kyrgyz journalist UN says should be freed

June 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET

On a recent morning in Bazar-Korgon, southern Kyrgyzstan, Khadicha Askarova was giving hasty instructions to her daughter about what needed to be packed. They were about to set off: first for the capital Bishkek, some 600km from where they...

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CPJ's Joel Simon speaks at Press Behind Bars panel

September 28, 2018 2:13 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon addressed a panel event at the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2018. The event highlighted global press freedom violations and the jailing of...

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Press Behind Bars event highlights journalists imprisoned around the world

September 28, 2018 12:47 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2018--At a panel discussion held today during the U.N. General Assembly, the Committee to Protect Journalists denounced several countries for imprisoning journalists, and others for failing to admonish those that do. The event highlighted global...

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Press Behind Bars: Undermining Justice and Democracy

September 20, 2018 12:51 PM ET

Journalists are being imprisoned at record numbers around the world. They are regularly threatened, attacked, and killed, which undermines not only their own fundamental human rights, but also the public's right to receive and impart information. The past two years...

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CPJ welcomes positive development in Kyrgyzstan, calls for Askarov's release

May 18, 2018 4:48 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's decision to drop defamation charges he pressed last year against independent news website Zanoza and its journalists Naryn Idinov and Dina Maslova, and...

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CPJ launches 2018 Free the Press postcard campaign

April 2, 2018 12:01 PM ET

Five imprisoned journalists highlighted New York, April 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide. This year, the campaign highlights five journalists jailed for their work. Supporters...

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