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Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is seen on November 2, 2015. Journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov was recenty beaten by unidentified assailants in Dushanbe. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Tajik journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov beaten by unidentified assailants

New York, May 12, 2020 – Tajikistan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ calls on Tajik president to ensure journalists can report the news freely and safely

CPJ writes to Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to express serious concerns regarding threats to journalists, censorship of independent news outlets and the internet, and restrictions on accreditation of journalists in Tajikistan as the country prepares to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in 2020.

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President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on September 19, 2017. The independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus has been offline since August 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline

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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Tajikistan blames censorship on complaints by citizens

In the last year, CPJ has documented a disturbing trend of attacks against the press in Tajikistan: the frequent blocking orders that the State Communications Agency has issued to local Internet service providers. Delivered in most instances via text message, the orders urge the ISPs to block nationwide access to local and international news websites…

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News site blocked after covering Tajik official’s murder

New York, July 24, 2012–Authorities in Tajikistan blocked domestic access to the independent regional news website Asia-Plus on Monday after the outlet reported on the murder of a high-ranking security official and its aftermath, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government to immediately restore access to the site.

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A man peruses newspapers in Dushanbe. (Reuters)

Tajik judges seek millions from weeklies in civil libel case

New York, February 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on judges in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, to drop their defamation lawsuits against three popular independent weeklies for damage amounts that would bankrupt them.

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