22 september 2014

Central Asia news

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."

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Media headlines

RFE/RL Comedy Troupe Too Risque For Uzbek Stage, 20.09.2014

BBC Uzbekistan first daughter Gulnara Karimova hires PR help, 20.09.2014

Khaama Sayyaf calls killers of Afghan forces and Jihadi leaders ‘infidels’, 20.09.2014

IWPR Bishkek Turns Face to Moscow, 19.09.2014

The Guardian Uzbekistan's first daughter 'pictured under house arrest', 16.09.2014

London South East Oxus Gold Loss Widens As It Awaits Outcome Of Uzbekistan Arbitration, 15.09.2014

Deutsche Welle Central Asia's intensifying water dispute, 12.09.2014

The Guardian Uzbekistan's autocratic ruler may have found a way to silence his daughter, 09.09.2014

AAN Taleban Closing in on the City: The next round of the tug-of-war over Kunduz, 02.09.2014

Tengri News Kazakhstan may leave EEU if its interests are infringed: Nazarbayev, 31.08.2014

The Long War Journal Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan, 31.08.2014

Arab Daily News Farmers protest Turkish economic policies, 31.08.2014

N.Atayeva's blog Kyrgyzstan: an attack on a basis of ethnicity, 29.08.2014

Norwegian Helsinki Committee Security Services sue independent journalist, 25.08.2014

Long War Journal Quetta airbase attacks carried out by Pakistani Taliban, IMU, 18.08.2014

New York Times Youth in Iran: Inside and Out, 16.08.2014

Today's Zaman President Erdoğan and the new Turkey, 11.08.2014

The Guardian Uzbekistan's feuding first family and the mystery of the president's missing daughter, 18.07.2014

Hurriyet The making of Turkey’s Gezi protests, 10.07.2014

Al Jazeera Uzbek leader remains jailed in Kyrgyzstan, 09.07.2014

EurasiaNet Uzbekistan: Minorities Taking Advantage of New Russian Citizenship Rules, 09.07.2014

Asia Times Karimov and Nazarbaev: 25 years on top, 27.06.2014

HRW UN Human Rights Council: Rights Defenders Behind Bars in Uzbekistan, 24.06.2014

Pakistan Observer Operation Zarb-i-Azb, 23.06.2014

Al Jazeera Can a homegrown university in authoritarian Kazakhstan incubate reform?, 20.06.2014

Middle East Online Thousands protest in Vienna against Erdogan visit, 19.06.2014

The Economist Pensions in Central Asia: Old and cold, 19.06.2014

Long War Journal US drones strike in North Waziristan, kill 6 'militants', 19.06.2014

RFE/RL Whereabouts Of Man Detained By Tajik Authorities Remain Unknown, 17.06.2014

NEWEUROPE About some trans-border problems in Central Asia, 16.06.2014

New York Times Afghans, Looking Ahead to U.S. Withdrawal, Vote With Guarded Optimism, 15.06.2014

Mining Global Centerra Gold Receives Approval from Kyrgyzstan for 2014 Mine Plan, 13.06.2014

Eurasianet Tajikistan’s Cash Cow: Enough Milk to Go Around?, 13.06.2014

RFE/RL Google Services Inaccessible In Tajikistan, 13.06.2014

The Guardian Suspected US drone strike kills 10 militants in north-west Pakistan, 13.06.2014

Carnegie.Ru Uzbek Terrorism: Myth or Reality?, 12.06.2014

Express Tribune Uzbek al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Karachi airport siege, 11.06.2014

oDR Turkmenistan – where everything in the garden looks rosy, 06.06.2014

Global Post Russian company chief detained in Uzbekistan, 20.05.2014

HRW Exposing the Andijan MassacreMarch, 13.05.2014

Vice News Afghan Asylum Seekers in Turkey Are Sewing Their Lips Together in Protest, 10.05.2014

Eurasianet After Gazprom Takeover, Southern Kyrgyzstan Marks 24th Day Without Gas, 07.05.2014

TOL The Lost Sounds of Maqom, 07.05.2014

Forum 18 UZBEKISTAN: Another 5 year prison term for sermons in mobile, 04.05.2014

Eurasia Review UZBEKISTAN: IN CENTRAL ASIA, PATRIOTIC RUSSIAN SYMBOL CLAIMED BY UKRAINE SEPARATISTS IS REVIVED, 30.04.2014

Vice News The Toxic Uzbek Town and Its Museum of Banned Soviet Art, 26.04.2014

Diplomat How Chinese Think About Terrorism, 19.04.2014

Interfax Beijing: Islamists control regional drug trafficking routes, 17.04.2014

Carnegie.Ru Will the Crimean Tatars Become Russia’s Headache?, 07.04.2014

Eurasianet Kazakhstan: Ex-Premier Makes Comeback in Choreographed Reshuffle, 03.04.2014

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