Uzbekistan

30 million people
1,510 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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Freedom House remembers the victoms of the the Andijan massacre 11 years ago, when the armed forces of the Uzbek government fired into a crowd of protestors.

In response to the government of Uzbekistan revealing that religious figure Akram Yuldashev died in prison in 2010, Freedom House issued the following statement.

In response to President Islam Karimov’s speech on Uzbekistan’s Constitution Day, and ahead of International Human Rights Day, Freedom House issued the following statement:

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry's hastily announced trip to meet with the dictators of Central Asia has produced more questions than answers about what he hoped to gain from the tour.

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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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