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In Tajikistan, several outspoken bloggers and activists have been sent behind bars and online freedom of expression is seriously curtailed.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has passed a law against "manipulating information." Given their recent experiences, it's no surprise that the country's journalists worry what it might mean for freedom of speech.
Interview with Bektour Iskender, co-founder of Kyrgyz outlet under attack for corruption investigation
The story's whistleblower was shot dead in Istambul in November, and Kloop.kg battles a defamation lawsuit.
This was the authorities’ third attempt to enforce the use of a “national security certificate.” Although the authorities have relented, there are signs that it won’t be the last.
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.