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Al Jazeera Media Institute Delegation Will Visit Uzbekistan

According to the Dunyo state news outlet, Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Qatar Ashraf Khojayev held talks with the Director of Al Jazeera Media Institute Eman Al Amri. The two discussed the possibilities for representatives from Uzbek ministries and agencies, workers in the field of Uzbekistan's mass media, and students from Uzbekistan's University of Journalism and Mass Communications to participate in training programs and courses offered by the Al Jazeera Media Institute. The report states that the director of the institute, Al Amri, was thoroughly briefed on the reforms being implemented in Uzbekistan to democratize the information sector, ensure freedom of speech and access to information, and strengthen the role of the mass media in improving public debate. At the end of the meeting, the Al Jazeera Media Institute delegation was invited to Uzbekistan to establish cooperative ties with the University of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Dunyo Agency, and the Information and Mass Communications Agency, which is under the administration of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

What Awaits the Media in Kazakhstan: Changes to the Draft Law on Mass Media

Radio Azattyk, one of the editorial offices of the U.S.Congress-financed media organization Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), has sued the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan for denial of accreditation. The case was transferred to the specialized district court of Astana. At the beginning of this year, 36 employees of the editorial office were not accredited. According to the government agency, the reason was due to fines and charges which the editorial staff  incurred for spreading false information in previous publications. The lawsuit has coincided with the discussion of changes to the Law on the Mass Media in Kazakhstan. Rumors began to spread quickly on social networks and in some publications that the country was expected to significantly restrict the rights of media representatives. Member of the Majilis, Nikita Shatalov described in a post on social media the updates that are intended for the law "On Mass Media," stating that he intends to refute inaccurate information that has been leaked to the media. According to Shatalov, a ban on foreign media isn't expected. The ban will apply only to those publications that work without accreditation. The only new point that will be introduced is the possibility of denial of accreditation in cases of a possible threat to national security emanating from a particular publication. Shatalov specified that this rule is based on the law "On National Security," which provides clear guidelines by which the presence or absence of a threat will be determined. This rule will be applied only to those foreign media which in some way or other have called for a violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, or exacerbated unrest or security threats in the country. The law will give foreign publications the opportunity to challenge the decision to refuse accreditation in court.

Uzbekistan: Blogger freed from involuntary psychiatric care

TASHKENT (TCA) — An Uzbek blogger who was placed under involuntary psychiatric care nearly three months ago after extensively covering alleged corruption and abuse among politicians has been released, according to a family member and local rights activists, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported. Continue reading

Tajikistan: State newspaper prints blank front page to protest ‘lack of objective information’

DUSHANBE (TCA) — A government-owned weekly Tajik newspaper published its latest edition on December 24 with a blank front page in protest of not having the ability to access “objective information” because local officials refuse to speak to or inform journalists, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. Continue reading

Uzbekistan drafts bill toughening punishment for Internet users who call for protests

TASHKENT (TCA) — The government in Uzbekistan plans to toughen punishments for people using the Internet to organize or call for unsanctioned rallies, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported citing a source close to the Uzbek government. Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan: Court freezes bank accounts of RFE/RL, other media following investigative report

BISHKEK (TCA) — A court in Bishkek has ruled to freeze the bank accounts of RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, locally known as Azattyk, its correspondent, and the Kyrgyz news site Kloop following their joint investigation about possible widespread corruption in the country’s customs service and massive outflows of cash, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported. Continue reading

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