19 december 2014

Central Asia news: Media Review

Another Libel Suit Against Press Brought in Kyrgyzstan

Another Libel Suit Against Press Brought in Kyrgyzstan

28.07.2008 20:22 msk Media Review Kyrgyzstan

Editors and journalists from the Justice for All monthly legal bulletin face charges under criminal defamation laws and, if found guilty, might see their publication closed. The second major libel case against the Kyrgyz press will be heard on July 29 in Jalalabad city court in southern Kyrgyzstan. Only today, the editor-in-chief of another popular opposition newspaper, De-facto, charged with publishing deliberately false accusations against a city official, appeared in court.

Kyrgyzstan: print-run of Alkak arrested

18.10.2007 17:02 msk Media Review Kyrgyzstan

Print-run (2,500 copies) of the independent newspaper Alkak was arrested in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, this Wednesday. The Bishkek police say the issue included a piece of religious-extremist nature. The editorial office in its turn maintains that the issue included no articles on religious matters.

Popular weekly closed in Uzbekistan

31.07.2007 15:44 msk Media Review Uzbekistan

The Uzbek Press and Information Agency closed Odamlar Orasida or Among People, a popular weekly specializing in religious matters and enlightenment.

Business ventures of the ex-Kyrgyz president's family remain in the focus of attention of the Western media

Business ventures of the ex-Kyrgyz president's family remain in the focus of attention of the Western media

01.11.2006 12:10 msk Media Review Kyrgyzstan

"Dishonorable Alliance In The War On Terror?" is the title of the article published on MSNBC.com. NBC journalists laid hands on an FBI report claiming that the family of ex-president of Kyrgyz Askar Akayev ran an extensive international criminal network that included several American companies. Judging by the report, investigation turned up 175 objects connected with Akayev's organization. Investigation of Akayev's activities led the FBI to the territory of the United States where the Akayevs maintained contacts with "a certain US citizen known as founder of more than 6,000 American companies used by the underworld for the purposes of clandestine arms deals, traffic, and computer fraud."

The six issue of the only newspaper of labor immigrants in Moscow is available now

The six issue of the only newspaper of labor immigrants in Moscow is available now

02.02.2006 15:08 msk Media Review

Uzbegim, a Moscow newpaper in the Uzbek language, was founded in late summer 2005 . This is a unique publication with information necessary for labour migrants from Uzbekistan in Moscow and the Moscow region. Construction sites and market places, restaurants with national cuisine and housing and communal offices in "sleeper" areas - these are but several spheres employing labor immigrants from Uzbekistan.

English version of Arena website opens

25.02.2005 11:06 msk Media Review

After almost one year of operation, the Committee for freedom of speech and expression (Uzbekistan) is pleased to announce launch of the English version of its website Arena (Freeuz.org).

Uzbek media review: the Kashkadarja region meets the cotton harvesting quota. - An Uzbek in space. - Forests cut down for pilau wood. - Tours will become more expensive

Uzbek media review: the Kashkadarja region meets the cotton harvesting quota. - An Uzbek in space. - Forests cut down for pilau wood. - Tours will become more expensive

20.10.2004 23:26 msk Media Review

The attention of the Uzbek media remained glued to two major issues last week - the forthcoming parliamentary election and cotton harvesting campaign. Most articles in newspapers were centered around them. "The situation with the media in Uzbekistan is absolutely different from that In Russia. So far as I know, some international organizations specialize in criticism of the Uzbek media, viewing local newspapers and TV networks as conduits of the policy of the president and government he controls. Uzbek newspapers, TV networks, and radios may be somewhat restricted in the range of subjects they bring up but, thank God, they are not spoiled by elements of lopsided democracy - democracy of distorting mirrors when everything is permitted even when it collides with common sense and harms interests of society and the state."

Other news

Media headlines

Today's Zaman Citizens across country protest media oppression and detention of journalists, 18.12.2014

Hindustan Times Kabul should not slip away, 18.12.2014

Eurasianet Uzbekistan Gears Up to Vote for Rubberstamp Parliament, 18.12.2014

Threat Matrix The Peshawar attack: sickening, but no surprise, 17.12.2014

Long War Journal Pakistani Taliban assault military high school in Peshawar, 16.12.2014

Reuters Turkish soccer fans go on trial accused of coup attempt, 16.12.2014

Today's Zaman Thousands gather across Turkey to protest police raids against media, 15.12.2014

Long War Journal Taliban attacks in Afghanistan surge as Coalition ends combat mission, 14.12.2014

Today's Zaman Turkish police raid Zaman building, attempt to detain editor, 14.12.2014

Worldbulletin Four more dissident Uzbeks are on assasination list -report, 14.12.2014

Eurasianet Uzbekistan Turning To Russia For New Weaponry, 13.12.2014

Today's Zaman Human Rights Watch: Turkey’s security bill undermines rights, 11.12.2014

BBC What is jihadism?, 11.12.2014

Foreign Affairs Anand Gopal on Afghanistan and Iraq, 10.12.2014

AVFN TeliaSonera Won't Sue Former CEO Nyberg Over Uzbekistan Acquisition, 10.12.2014

Long War Journal Al Qaeda commander reported killed in drone strike in Pakistan, 09.12.2014

Eurasianet Bleak Climate Report Bad News for Central Asia and Its Dams, 09.12.2014

Reuters Telenor's CEO resigns from Vimpelcom's board amid probe, 08.12.2014

The Nation (Pakistan) Who will control Afghanistan?, 07.12.2014

TNS Is IS an imminent and real threat to Pakistan?, 07.12.2014

Rolling Stone Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State, 05.12.2014

Diplomat in Spain Uzbekistan, key for the future political scene in Asia, 05.12.2014

Hurriyet Western Turkish coal plant’s privatization completed for $1 billion despite workers' opposition, 02.12.2014

Washington Post Fred Hiatt: Uzbekistan - The tyranny you haven’t heard of, 01.12.2014

WDAM Islamic State group attacks Kobani from Turkey, 30.11.2014

Eurasianet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Threaten Media for Terrorism Reporting, 26.11.2014

Today's Zaman Navi Pillay urges President Erdoğan to respect democracy, 25.11.2014

OpenDemocracy Iran: a 'bloody stain' on the nation, 25.11.2014

Fair Observer Central Asia Is Leaning East Toward an Energy-Thirsty China, 24.11.2014

RFE/RL 'Complex Factors' Pushing Kazakh Men, Women To Join IS, 21.11.2014

Haaretz.com Israeli high-tech companies helping Central Asian regimes spy on citizens, report says, 20.11.2014

Eurasianet U.S. Congress Takes On Central Asia Water Conflicts, 20.11.2014

Guardian Fears for Uzbekistan political prisoners as rights group gets rare access, 19.11.2014

The Long War Journal US military continues to claim al Qaeda is 'restricted' to 'isolated areas of northeastern Afghanistan', 19.11.2014

BBC Happier days in the Karimov family album, 19.11.2014

The News The ghosts and gains of North Waziristan, 18.11.2014

IWPR Enclave Issues Challenge Uzbek, Kyrgyz Leaders, 18.11.2014

Jarayon Mutabar Tadjibayeva: We can stop political repressions in Uzbekistan, 16.11.2014

Natural Gas Europe Could There Be a “Central Asian Nabucco”?, 10.11.2014

New Yorker What Kobani Means for Turkey’s Kurds, 09.11.2014

Eurasianet Central Asia's Desirable Militants, 09.11.2014

Forum18 KYRGYZSTAN: Religious freedom survey, November 2014, 07.11.2014

Today's Zaman Pro-Kurdish party faces threat of ban, says politician, 05.11.2014

Eurasianet Kyrgyzstan’s Islamic State Hysteria Feeds on Conjecture, 04.11.2014

RFE/RL Video Provides Evidence That Uzbek IS Militants Are In Kobani, 29.10.2014

News Observer Pakistan experts expect more defections to the Islamic State, 28.10.2014

OpenDemocracy How ISIS impacts on Turkey’s daily life, 25.10.2014

RIAN Aral Sea Dilemma: Human Security and Climate Change Issues, 25.10.2014

GateStone Institute Turkey: The "Great Muslim Democracy", 25.10.2014

Asia Times Uzbek president faults Soviet system, keeps relics, 24.10.2014

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