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Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018

Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen

By Catherine Putz
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh Authorities Target Media Outlets in Former Minister's Libel Suit
April 06, 2018

Kazakh Authorities Target Media Outlets in Former Minister's Libel Suit

By Catherine Putz
Crying libel and defamation to hit back at critical reporting is not new to Kazakhstan.
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

By Catherine Putz
How have reforms impacted the media environment in Uzbekistan?

Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
December 20, 2017

Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side

By Paolo Sorbello
Media freedom continues to be a weak point in Central Asia.

Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
July 03, 2017

Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet

By Catherine Putz
The outlook is not good for Idinov, Zanoza, or Kyrgyzstan.

A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
May 01, 2017

A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia

By Casey Michel
Central Asia is but a barometer for the current state of global press freedoms.

Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017

Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL

By Casey Michel
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kazakhstan Sentences 2 Journalists for Embezzlement
October 03, 2016

Kazakhstan Sentences 2 Journalists for Embezzlement

By Catherine Putz
Astana says the father-son pair embezzled millions, others call the convictions politically motivated.

Kazakh Authorities Detain Head of the National Press Club
February 22, 2016

Kazakh Authorities Detain Head of the National Press Club

By Catherine Putz
Media rights advocates say the case is politically motivated.

Welcome to Planet Tajikistan
September 03, 2015

Welcome to Planet Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Where the planet isn’t completely real and the press releases don’t matter.

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