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The Globalization of China’s Media Controls: Key Trends from 2019
January 21, 2020

The Globalization of China’s Media Controls: Key Trends from 2019

By Sarah Cook
The Chinese Communist Party’s international media influence campaign is expanding rapidly—and so is the world’s response.

Internet Freedom in Asia Hits Unprecedented Low
November 26, 2019

Internet Freedom in Asia Hits Unprecedented Low

By Allie Funk
The year 2019 was the worst for internet freedom in Asia in nearly a decade, and a worrisome omen for 2020.
Kazakhstan Sinks in Freedom of the Net 2019 Report
November 06, 2019

Kazakhstan Sinks in Freedom of the Net 2019 Report

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's drop marked one of the largest declines over last year's report, following a year of disruptions and arrests.

A Grim Reality for Internet Freedom in Asia
November 10, 2018

A Grim Reality for Internet Freedom in Asia

By Allie Funk
The region is a driving force behind annual declines at the global level.

Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018

Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.

Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines
November 18, 2017

Beware Duterte’s Troll Army in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A recent report deepens concerns around the administration’s distortion of online information.

Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017

Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises

By Catherine Putz
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions
April 21, 2016

Tajikistan Battered With Criticism, But US Waives Sanctions

By Catherine Putz
Annual report season has been harsh on Dushanbe, but don't expect policy changes in Washington.

Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit
April 13, 2016

Central Asia: Nations (No Longer) in Transit

By Catherine Putz
Freedom House’s annual report marks 12 years of democratic declines.

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia

Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
December 17, 2015

Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?

By Catherine Putz
Are crackdowns the thrashings of a weak state or the calculated moves of a regime carefully consolidating its power?
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
December 16, 2015

Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By Catherine Putz
Human rights advocates and opposition figures tell a dark story of descent into crisis.

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