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With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom
January 03, 2018

With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom

By Catherine Putz
Astana consulted journalists on revisions to the country's media law, and then ignored their recommendations.
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
December 12, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent

By Catherine Putz
Chris Rickleton pleaded on Facebook to the new president to allow him to "return to live with my family in the country I love.”

New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
March 31, 2017

New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance

By Catherine Putz
“If we call our relatives, friends and families, everything will be heard, we know that."

OSCE Hosts Master Class on Media Regulation in Turkmenistan
May 05, 2016

OSCE Hosts Master Class on Media Regulation in Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
This is not, apparently, satire.

Did Tajikistan Just Monopolize the News?
July 20, 2015

Did Tajikistan Just Monopolize the News?

By Catherine Putz
The country isn’t known for press freedom, but what flexibility existed is under stress.
Cross-Strait Media Deals Spark Concern in Taiwan
January 15, 2013

Cross-Strait Media Deals Spark Concern in Taiwan

Concerned over possible pro-Beijing media acquisitions, Taiwanese students are voicing their opposition.

Media Outlets Protest State Editorial on Southern Weekly
January 08, 2013

Media Outlets Protest State Editorial on Southern Weekly

In a bold move against censorship, Chinese media outlets are running disclaimers disavowing an editorial.

Xi Jinping: China's First Social Media President?
January 08, 2013

Xi Jinping: China's First Social Media President?

If Xi is able to master social media to serve his own ends his power and ability to craft policy could grow.

India Treads China Censor Path
December 07, 2011

India Treads China Censor Path

Talk of India censoring “objectionable” social media content has inevitably drawn comparisons with China.

China's End-to End Censoring
November 21, 2011

China's End-to End Censoring

China’s media crackdown is frequently discussed. But it goes deeper than censoring what newspapers report.

Reporting on China
November 18, 2011

Reporting on China

Reporting from China has changed a great deal in the past few decades. It gives cause for some optimism.

China Tightens Media Grip
November 15, 2011

China Tightens Media Grip

New rules on the way microblog stories are reported marks a further tightening of China’s grip over the media.

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