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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.
Why Is All the News From Central Asia Bad, Weird or Ugly?
August 11, 2015

Why Is All the News From Central Asia Bad, Weird or Ugly?

By Catherine Putz
Because when governments try to clamp down on bad news, they prevent good news from surfacing. All that’s left is ugly news.

Turkmenistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown
July 30, 2015

Turkmenistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown

By Bradley Jardine
RFE/RL’s Turkmen service is under increased pressure. One correspondent quit in June and another was arrested in July.

Ahead of Crucial Elections, Myanmar’s Media Stifled by Climate of Fear
June 25, 2015

Ahead of Crucial Elections, Myanmar’s Media Stifled by Climate of Fear

By Rupert Abbott
Despite reforms, press freedoms in Myanmar are still subject to very strict limits.

What Press Freedom in Eurasia?
April 29, 2015

What Press Freedom in Eurasia?

By Catherine Putz
Every year is a bad year for press freedom across the former Soviet Union. Last year was no different.
India Bans Al Jazeera for Broadcasting 'Wrong' Maps of Kashmir
April 25, 2015

India Bans Al Jazeera for Broadcasting 'Wrong' Maps of Kashmir

By Ankit Panda
The Qatari news agency received a five-day ban.

Australia Nibbles at the Edges of Press Freedom
February 06, 2015

Australia Nibbles at the Edges of Press Freedom

By Helen Clark
With its new security laws, the current government aims to shift the balance between freedom and security.
Bangladesh’s Media: Development and Challenges
March 21, 2014

Bangladesh’s Media: Development and Challenges

By Tithe Farhana
The country’s media sector is growing, but journalism remains a risk business.

The China vs. India News War
September 29, 2013

The China vs. India News War

By Reshma Patil
A look at how Beijing and New Delhi are spinning events across their border.

Internet and Press Freedom in Taiwan
June 28, 2013

Internet and Press Freedom in Taiwan

Opposition to recent legislation shows that interest in internet and press freedoms remains strong.

Sri Lanka Continues to Strangle the Press
April 06, 2013

Sri Lanka Continues to Strangle the Press

The BBC has ceased broadcasting in Sri Lanka, another sign of the deterioration of press freedom.

Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia
February 01, 2013

Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia

“Nearly half of the twenty countries with the least amount of press freedom…are located in the Asia-Pacific.”

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