February 05, 2020
Afghan Media Outlets Protest Curtailed Access to Information
By Associated Press
Good laws are in place, but access to information remains a pervasive challenge for Afghanistan.
January 24, 2020
Accreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan
By Catherine Putz
Four more employees - one a driver - of RFE/RL's Tajik Service have been given six-month accreditations. The press freedom battle goes on.
January 23, 2020
Uzbek Blogger Flees After Release from Psychiatric Facility
By Catherine Putz
Nafosat Olloshkurova's decision to leave Uzbekistan reflects just how far the state has yet to go with its reforms, particularly regarding free speech.
October 25, 2019
November 1 Deadline Looms for RFE/RL’s Tajik Service
By Colleen Wood
Nine RFE/RL journalists in Tajikistan will lose accreditation on November 1; it appears authorities have given the broadcaster the silent treatment.
July 08, 2019
A New Era for Press Freedom in a Changing Uzbekistan?
By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan’s media was reborn following the new administration and its transformation is still ongoing.
June 12, 2019
How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan
By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's free press is providing a critical service for the country's young democracy.
September 10, 2018
Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society
By Arun Budhathoki
A new set of draconian laws is setting Nepal on a troubling trajectory.
August 28, 2018
When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan
By Namgay Zam
Can free expression and journalistic freedoms thrive in Bhutan?
May 07, 2018
What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?
By Luke Hunt
The sale is raising fresh concerns about the state of press freedom in Cambodia.
October 26, 2017
Life Is About to Get Even Harder for Foreign Media in China
By Charlotte Gao
A number of prominent foreign media were barred from the press conference revealing China’s new leadership.
October 05, 2017
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back?
By Priyanka Borpujari
Can the Indian media take on those who'd see dissenters -- like Gauri Lankesh -- silenced?
September 11, 2017
What is the Future of the Media in Myanmar?
By Edward Parker
Myanmar’s media is making progress, “two steps forward, one step back.”