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IPI concerned about pressure on independent journalists in Uzbekistan

According to information before the International Press Institute (IPI) the global network of editors, leading journalists and media executives in over 120 countries, the Uzbek government is using a new accreditation law to apply pressure on Uzbek journalists working for foreign media. Natalia Bushuyeva, an Uzbek citizen working for the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), […]

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IPI concerned about the ongoing media crackdown in Uzbekistan

According to information provided to IPI, journalists were barred from covering last month’s events in Uzbekistan. For several days after the unrest in Andizhan, eastern Uzbekistan, on 13 May, all local and foreign journalists were prevented from reporting in the city. The army and police sealed off the city and those journalists already present were […]

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IPI condemns journalist’s beating, worried by claims of government “Black List”

Ulugbek Haidarov, a journalist and human rights activist, was severely beaten on 23 April in the Jizzakh region, central Uzbekistan. According to IPI’s information, an unidentified assailant was waiting for Haidarov outside his home on the evening of 23 April. During the attack one of Haidarov’s collar-bones was broken and he was later hospitalised. Haidarov […]

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IPI concerned about independent journalist’s arrest

According to information provided to IPI, Hurriyat weekly journalist Sobirdjon Yakubov was detained on suspicion of religious extremism on 11 April in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Three days later, Yakubov was charged under Article 159 of the Criminal Code and accused of anti-constitutional activity, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. The arrest was later […]

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