25 april 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

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Guardian Sardar Ahmad: a courageous journalist who delivered exceptional coverage, 22.03.2014

Terror revisits Afghanistan Frontier Post, 21.03.2014

Carnegie.Ru The Russian Intervention in Crimea: Erdogan’s Dilemma, 15.03.2014

CNN Canada pulls out of Kabul as NATO winds down Afghan operations, 14.03.2014

TOL A Lesson in Uzbek for Milos Zeman, 13.03.2014

Al Jazeera The Long Arm of the Dictator, 13.03.2014

IWPR In Central Asia, Caution and Concern on Ukraine, 13.03.2014

Central Asia Online IMU units hide out in Badakhshan Province, 12.03.2014

Al Jazeera Turkish teen injured in protest dies, 11.03.2014

Eurasianet Uzbekistan’s Dictator Micromanages Officials’ Travel, 11.03.2014

The News York Times Frustration With Afghanistan, 05.03.2014

Al Jazeera Afghanistan elections: The myth and reality about ethnic divides, 04.03.2014

Washington Post 5 questions on Xinjiang separatists, Uighurs and the knife attacks at Chinese train station, 03.03.2014

Eurasianet Report: Military Aid To Central Asia Having Little Effect, 01.03.2014

Politico Magazine The Narcostate, 28.02.2014

EUCAM Is the EU downscaling political engagement in Central Asia?, 28.02.2014

US Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, 28.02.2014

Foreign Policy Turkey's Dirty Money, 28.02.2014

Politico Magazine The Muslim Democracy, 27.02.2014

Financial Times Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now the source of Turkey’s problems, 27.02.2014

Al Jazeera Turkish opposition holds protest rallies, 27.02.2014

The News York Times Moderate Islam? Look to Central Asia, 26.02.2014

CPJ Kazakh court shuts down another critical newspaper, 26.02.2014

Al Jazeera China charges Uighur academic with separatism, 26.02.2014

TOL An Uzbek Writer’s Tunnel Vision of Moscow, 23.02.2014

Silk Road Reporters Zardaly: Locked in the mountains, 19.02.2014

RIAN Associates of Uzbekistan's First Daughter Facing Prosecution, 18.02.2014

RFE/RL Czech President Wants New Date For Uzbek Visit, 17.02.2014

RedOrbit Hope For Water In Aral Sea Basin Found In NASA Data, 17.02.2014

The Economist A bill imposing restrictions on the internet presents Turkey’s president with a dilemma, 14.02.2014

Eurasianet After Cloning Facebook, Uzbekistan Launches Twitter Imitation, 14.02.2014

LA Review of Books Kyrgyzstan and the Uzbeks by Max de Haldevang, 13.02.2014

RFE/RL Czech President Defends Right To Host Uzbekistan's Karimov, 11.02.2014

VOA Jailed Uzbek Tests U.S. Surveillance Law, 11.02.2014

RFE/RL Uzbek Girl Grows Up In The Shadow Of HIV, 09.02.2014

CNN U.S. 'failed' in Afghan narcotics fight, 04.02.2014

Fox Sports Heroin smuggler who was banned from Sydney Games and his key role in securing Sochi votes, 02.02.2014

Foreign Policy Three Myths About the Taliban, 02.02.2014

IWPR Uzbekistan's Feuding Family Elite, 31.01.2014

ICG Central Asia: A Dangerous Thirst, 30.01.2014

Global Post Russia detains Frenchman wanted by Uzbekistan, 29.01.2014

RFE/RL Commentary: Who's Coming To Prague Castle For Dinner?, 29.01.2014

Indian Express The Xinjiang factor, 28.01.2014

DAWN Turkey launches new mass purge of police and judiciary, 23.01.2014

Nation and World Turkish police break up violent Internet protest, 22.01.2014

Global Post Istanbul protest for murdered Turkish Armenian journalist, 19.01.2014

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