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Press struggles to regain strength after decades of repression in Uzbekistan

In recent years, media freedom in Uzbekistan has improved under the rule of Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The reformist prime minister turned president has been in power since 2016 following the death of long-time ruler Islam Karimov. Since then, Mirziyoyev has moved to open up one of the world’s harshest dictatorships: quickly freeing imprisoned journalists, unblocking banned […]

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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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Spate of recent journalists’ deaths highlights ongoing danger

The recent deaths of four journalists in four countries over four days illustrates not only the continuing danger that journalists face across the globe, but the need to protect their safety and fundamental rights and end impunity for crimes against them, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Journalists died in Brazil and Ukraine, respectively, on […]

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‘Friends’ of the West, enemies of press freedom

At the close of the year, the International Press Institute (IPI) takes a look at 10 states that have poor records on press freedom, but on whose strategic support the west depends. These ‘Friends’ of the West, Enemies of Press Freedom are listed in no particular order below. *********************************************************** Turkey Friend: Relations between the west and […]

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