CPJ sends letter to foreign minister requesting information on press freedom abuses
May 8, 2002 12:00 PM ET
Joel Simon and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with you and Ambassador Rashid Alimov on April 19 to discuss press freedom conditions in Tajikistan.
We very much appreciate Your Excellency's commitment to review a letter from us outlining our concerns and a number of press freedom cases we have documented.
Unfortunately, government harassment, intimidation, and censorship regularly stifle press freedom in Tajikistan. The political factionalism that erupted during the 1992-1993 civil war, as well as the murders of many journalists killed during the conflict, has lead to widespread self-censorship.
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