Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash is doing, and will happen if his popularity grows.
"She was not silent when others buried their heads in the sand. She risked her life every day and knew the value of this risk."
Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.
Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop
The incident highlights the authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.
"He was live moments ago on tv without knowing he himself will be making the headlines moments later. RIP dear friend."
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
Emin Aslan had prepared multiple complaints brought before the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Azerbaijani citizens.
For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.
Netizen Report: In Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalists honor slain colleagues on World Press Freedom Day
We dedicate this edition to journalists who have been threatened or killed this year, in honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018.