Azimjon Askarov

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Kyrgyz soldiers at a checkpoint at the Uzbek border on the outskirts of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Kyrgyzstan detains journalists as violence continues

New York, June 23, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Kyrgyz authorities to immediately release independent journalists Ulugbek Abdusalomov and Azimjon Askarov, and to ensure the safety of other journalists working in southern Kyrgyzstan, which has been engulfed by interethnic violence since early June.

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Ethiopia

Ethiopia In the run-up to 2005 elections, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front came under increasing criticism from local journalists and international media organizations for its antagonism toward the country’s private press. Authorities continued to imprison journalists for their reporting and to intimidate others into silence on sensitive issues, such as government infighting and…

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