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Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
April 05, 2018
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
How have reforms impacted the media environment in Uzbekistan?
Self-Censorship and the State: Evaluating Progress on Free Speech in Uzbekistan
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
February 22, 2018
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
Human rights groups say Namunjon Sharipov was forcibly returned to Tajikistan.
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
October 28, 2017
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
Meanwhile, "cautious optimism" about Uzbekistan and a quick lesson on Soviet history in the region; weekend reading.
Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
October 17, 2017
EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
The dialogue was "open and honest" and meaningless.
EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening
July 06, 2017
The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening
Human Rights Watch and the BBC’s Uzbek service are getting access to the country again.
The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
September 27, 2016
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Kyrgyz Victims of Domestic Violence Have Few Options
October 29, 2015
Kyrgyz Victims of Domestic Violence Have Few Options
Survivors face a range of social and structural barriers to seeking help, and justice.
Kyrgyz Victims of Domestic Violence Have Few Options
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
October 25, 2015
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
Is Sri Lanka’s new government ready to deal with police torture? Only time will tell.
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
June 06, 2015
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
Russia and Kazakhstan mull the right to be forgotten and Stroehlein is tired of excuses.
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
June 05, 2015
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
Elena Urlaeva was taking pictures of people forced to labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.
Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
June 02, 2015
Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
Azam Farmonov has already served 9 years in jail for extortion charges, which human rights groups say were fabricated.
Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession
August 19, 2014
Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession
The arrest of two French journalists is part of a decades-old policy of preventing foreign media scrutiny.
Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
August 01, 2014
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
Australia and the US have very different approaches to engaging with Vietnam on its human rights record.
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
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