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Reports   |   Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, injustice and torture in Askarov case

Azimjon Askarov, an investigative reporter and human rights defender, had ended careers and embarrassed officials time and again with his reporting on law enforcement abuses in southern Kyrgyzstan. When ethnic unrest broke out in June 2010, authorities struck back with a vengeance. A CPJ special report by Muzaffar Suleymanov

This photo of Askarov was taken at the start of the trial in September 2010. (Nurbek Toktakunov)

Dangerous Assignments   |   Georgia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine

Faded Colors: CPJ Special Report

Some press gains are reported in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan but the Color Revolutions have yet to deliver lasting reforms.
May 9, 2007 12:00 AM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

Dangerous Assignments: Witness to a Massacre

An Uzbek reporter risked her life to tell the world of Andijan assault.
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, Benin, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

9-11: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In the months following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, journalists around the world confronted an unprecedented press freedom crisis.
September 11, 2002 8:17 PM ET


Dangerous Assignments   |   Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Georgia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Russia, Turkey

Armenian Officials Tout Press Freedom But Bully the Press

There are two views of the press in Armenia today. The first holds that the press is entirely free to report as it chooses. The second is that the press is irresponsible. One thing is certain: In the absence of censorship, Armenian officials resort to verbal pressure and sometimes physical retribution, to knock journalists into line.
March 2, 1998 8:17 PM ET


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