Ogulsapar Muradova

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Turkmenistan

February 10, 2009 12:08 AM ET

In the second year of his presidency, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov relaxed some cultural restrictions but took no significant steps to improve press conditions. The strange and repressive legacy of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov, who died in late 2006, continued to dominate...

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RFE/RL journalist tortured, forced into a psychiatric hospital

June 25, 2008 12:00 PM ET

TURKMENISTAN: New York, June 26, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the abduction, torture, and forcible psychiatric hospitalization of Sazak Durdymuradov, a contributing reporter for the Turkmen Service of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), in the Western city...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Turkmenistan

February 5, 2008 10:19 AM ET

TURKMENISTAN The sudden death of President-for-Life Saparmurat Niyazov in December 2006 marked an end to an eccentric and authoritarian rule, raising modest hopes for social, economic, and political reform. Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, a deputy prime minister and Niyazov loyalist, was named...

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CPJ urges Rice to seek probe in Turkmen journalist's death

September 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Dear Secretary Rice: In advance of your meeting in New York with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov during the 62nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Committee to Protect Journalists draws your attention to the unexplained death of an independent journalist in Turkmenistan.

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CPJ Update

April 1, 2007 2:00 AM ET

April 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ condemns restrictions on journalists covering Sunday’s presidential vote in Turkmenistan

February 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns restrictions on the foreign and domestic journalists covering the Turkmen presidential election on February 11. While voters will cast their ballots for a president for the first time since 1992...

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Attacks on the Press in 2006: Preface

February 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

By Anderson CooperSilence. When a journalist is killed, more often than not, there is silence. In Russia, someone followed Anna Politkovskaya home and quietly shot her to death in her apartment building. The killer muffled the sound of the gun...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 5, 2007 11:54 AM ET

Getting away with murder in the former Soviet states By Nina Ognianova The assassin in a baseball cap who gunned down Anna Politkovskaya outside her Moscow apartment used a silencer. But reverberations from the contract-style slaying of Russia's icon of...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Turkmenistan

February 5, 2007 11:04 AM ET

TURKMENISTAN The December 21 death of Saparmurat Niyazov, the self-proclaimed president-for-life, ended a two-decade rule that plunged Turkmenistan into a dark abyss in which the state maintained absolute control over information. His sudden death from heart failure at age 66...

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Journalists killed in 2006

December 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET

Majority are murdered; worldwide death toll rises...

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