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Independent reporter facing up to eight years in prison, banned from going abroad

Voice of America correspondent Abdulmalik Boboyev (picture,, one of Uzbekistan’s few independent journalists, is facing between five (...)

Published on 17 September 2010 Read


Radio host gets six years in prison

Reporters Without Borders condemns the six-year jail sentence that a court in Tashkent passed today on Khayrullo Khamidov, a popular radio host, (...)

Published on 28 May 2010 Read


Shock at presence of Uzbek dictator’s daughter

Mr Vice president, Representatives of AmfAR at the 2010 Cannes Festival, Presidents and co-presidents of the Cinema against AIDS event, The (...)

Published on 19 May 2010 Read


Still no space for press freedom five years after Andijan massacre

Five years ago tomorrow, on 13 May 2005, the Uzbek authorities fired on a crowd in Andijan, in the eastern Ferghana Valley and expelled (...)

Published on 12 May 2010 Read


Start of popular radio journalist’s trial on charge of belonging to banned Islamic group

The trial of Khayrullo Khamidov, a popular radio host, poet and sports commentator, on a charge of belonging to a banned Muslim organisation (...)

Published on 29 April 2010 Read


Appeal court upholds photographer’s conviction

A Tashkent appeal court yesterday upheld photographer and documentary film-maker Umida Akhmedova’s conviction on charges of slandering and (...)

Published on 18 March 2010 Read


Popular radio host arrested on religious extremism charge

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the arrest of Khayrullo Khamidov, a well-known sports commentator, poet and host of a popular radio (...)

Published on 23 January 2010 Read


Interrogation of journalists raises concerns about new crackdown on press

Reporters Without Borders is very alarmed to learn that five journalists were summoned to the prosecutor’s office in Tashkent yesterday for a (...)

Published on 8 January 2010 Read

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