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Muhammad Bekjanov

September 18, 2019 10:59 PM ET

Bekjanov, editor of the opposition newspaper Erk, and Ruzimuradov, a reporter for the paper, are the longest-imprisoned journalists worldwide, CPJ research shows. Both journalists were jailed on politicized anti-state charges after they were forcibly returned to the country from Ukraine...

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Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists

May 7, 2018 1:19 PM ET

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...

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CPJ Highlights: March 2018 edition

March 7, 2018 9:26 AM ET

CPJ's global campaign to free the press CPJ believes all journalists should be able to report freely, without any fear of harassment or retaliation. But each day, all over the world, reporters, photographers, editors, and bloggers are imprisoned for their...

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Uzbekistan releases world's longest-jailed journalist, but two more face trial

March 2, 2018 5:12 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today confirmed that Yusuf Ruzimuradov, the longest-imprisoned journalist worldwide, was freed in Uzbekistan in late February. CPJ called on authorities to take further steps to improve the climate for the...

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Yusuf Ruzimuradov

December 12, 2017 4:19 PM ET

Ruzimuradov, a reporter for the opposition newspaper Erk, is the longest-imprisoned journalist in the world, according to CPJ research. The reporter and Muhammad Bekjanov, Erk’s chief editor, were jailed on politicized anti-state charges after they were forcibly returned to the...

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CPJ Highlights: February edition

February 27, 2017 3:49 PM ET

Press freedom in the US--and what CPJ's doing about it CPJ continues to advocate for journalists and press freedom in the United States. In a February 25 op-ed published in The New York Times titled "Trump is damaging press freedom...

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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 12:07 PM ET

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: [email protected] 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...

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Uzbek journalist in solitary confinement after 17 years in prison

December 19, 2016 4:20 PM ET

New York, December 19, 2016--Uzbek authorities should immediately release editor Muhammad Bekjanov and reporter Yusuf Ruzimuradov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Bekjanov's relatives today told CPJ that they learned that Bekjanov had been moved to solitary confinement. The...

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

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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2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

December 14, 2015 7:59 PM ET

As of December 1, 2015 Analysis: China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists Blog: None jailed in Americas | Blog: Q&A with Vietnam's Ta Phong Tan...

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