Tajikistan

7.1 million people
870 USD GNI (PPP)
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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In response to the disappearance of the wife and 17-year old son of jailed Tajiki opposition leader Mahmadali Hayit, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Authorities in Tajikistan have tortured a jailed journalist who is member of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.

Project Director, Nations in Transit

A new report argues that dropping human rights conditions will yield better security ties with Central Asian regimes. But those conditions are largely ignored already, and the results aren't pretty.

Following the Tajikistan government's brief detention of relatives of Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, Freedom House issued the following statement.

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

Muzzling the Media: The Return of Censorship in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Only a decade and a half since the end of the Cold War, freedom of the press for millions of people across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has come nearly full circle. The media landscape across most of today’s CIS in some aspects differs from that of the Soviet era, but in important ways is imposing a no less repressive news media environment. Gone is all encompassing ideological state media control. Russia – and most of the countries on its periphery – today features modern methods of information control that effectively shuts off the majority of people in these lands from news and information of political consequence.

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