Umida Akhmedova

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Uzbekistan using 'experts' to silence journalists, activists

March 10, 2010 5:59 PM ET

Having suppressed independent journalism relatively completely in the country, the authoritarian Uzbek regime has now turned to other sectors of society it perceives as threatening to its ideology. State appointed so-called “experts” on undefined Uzbek national traditions are being dispatched on a...

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Government increases pressure on Uzbek journalists

February 17, 2010 10:07 AM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by your government’s intensified pressure on independent journalists in Uzbekistan.

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Karimov chastises Uzbekistan’s 'toothless' reporters

February 2, 2010 4:36 PM ET

Addressing the joint session of Uzbekistan’s parliament on Wednesday, President Islam Karimov urged his lawmakers to be more active in their work, saying that laws should address public needs, and blaming the local press corps for being “toothless” in its...

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Journalist charged with defaming Uzbeks, faces 8 years jail

January 22, 2010 4:32 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Uzbek authorities to immediately drop all charges against Umida Akhmedova, a prominent photojournalist and documentary filmmaker who covers gender, ethnic, and cultural issues, and allow her...

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Photos by Umida Akhmedova, charged in Uzbekistan

January 22, 2010 3:00 PM ET

Umida Akhmedova, a prominent photojournalist in Uzbekistan, is facing criminal charges of insulting the Uzbek people. The charges stem in part from a 2007 album of photography depicting life in Uzbekistan’s villages. Here is a slide show featuring images from the...

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