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Newspapers Get Bigger, More Expensive: What and Who For?
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 17:49 | No Comment
Newspapers Get Bigger, More Expensive: What and Who For?

The beginning of 2012 has become quite progressive for Uzbek media. First change: Newspapers of Uzbekistan that used to publish in an A4 format are now being published in an A3 one. The reason — …

Uzbekistan has a Human Rights-oriented government? Duh!..
Tuesday, 20 Dec, 2011 – 15:55 | No Comment
Uzbekistan has a Human Rights-oriented government? Duh!..

Apart from expensive and useless receptions and seminars on human rights theory for high school and university students and older generations, i.e. former Communists who did not know about human rights during Soviet times, the …

The Aral Sea Disaster: Told By People Of Karakalpakstan, Yet Facing A Denial
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 13:54 | 12 Comments
The Aral Sea Disaster: Told By People Of Karakalpakstan, Yet Facing A Denial

“The water that serveth all that country is drawn by ditches out of the River Oxus, into the great destruction of the said river, for which it cause it falleth not into the Caspian Sea …

Reshuffle for a brighter future… for Karimov himself?
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 16:33 | 6 Comments

Uzbek Parliament’s decision to pass amendment to article 90 of the Constitution, which reduces the length of Presidential term from current seven to five years, is, most probably, the sexiest topic to discuss within different …

World Human Rights Day in Uzbekistan
Sunday, 4 Dec, 2011 – 18:34 | No Comment

U.S. Embassy Tashkent invites people to participate in a few events dedicated to honor Human Rights Day celebrated on December 10, the day when United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of …

Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media: Briefing Paper by Human Rights Groups
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 14:24 | One Comment

Central Asia: Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media briefing paper has been released by International Partnership for Human Rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule …

“Inspiring for new achievements!” People’s reactions on President’s message
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 0:49 | No Comment
“Inspiring for new achievements!” People’s reactions on President’s message

While an anti-child labor in Uzbekistan international campaign draws attention of more and more people, provoking authorities to tighten control over independent rights activists, who monitor the violations of child rights and report them to …

Parents of inmate hope that their report about acts of torture against their son will help find justice
Friday, 28 Oct, 2011 – 11:49 | No Comment
Parents of inmate hope that their report about acts of torture against their son will help find justice

Inmate Dilshod Shohidov’s parents have reported that their son is regularly subjected to acts of torture and similar ill-treatment in a high security prison # 64 / 46 in Navoi city of Navoi region, Expert …

“Violation of religious freedoms threatens Uzbekistan’s future”
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 15:57 | 4 Comments

Violation of the right to freedom of religion or belief in Uzbekistan represents one of the most serious escalations of human rights abuses and threatens Uzbekistan’s future, Sukhrobjon Ismoilov, Director of the Tashkent-based Expert Working …

Holiday mood and expenses on obligatory congratulations
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 9:25 | 4 Comments
Holiday mood and expenses on obligatory congratulations

Uzbekistan is still in the mood of the 20th anniversary of the “most sacred and greatest” holiday of all times — Independence Day celebrated on September 1, 2011.
In return to official propaganda videos on the …