Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Tajikistan harasses reporter into exile
By  • 20 June 2019
"I knew that they have just one goal: they want to see me out of journalism." The calls came to Tajik journalist Humayra Bakhtiyar at her sports club, at the shopping center and at home.…
Countering extremism in Central Asia
By  • 24 January 2019
More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from…
Project Exile: Uzbekistan continues ban on exiled journalist
By  • 30 May 2018
Hamid Ismailov was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 for what the state dubbed "unacceptable democratic tendencies" Hamid Ismailov deserves an apology. Or at the very least, an explanation. It has been 26 years since…
Uzbekistan after Karimov
By  • 22 October 2016
Repression is legacy of 25-year rule In a country with no independent media, the airwaves are dominated by upbeat government propaganda. So when Uzbekistan's state media announced the former Soviet republic's first and only president…
Uzbekistan's dictatorship at a crossroads
By  • 20 October 2016
The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is known for its spectacular mosques, vast fields of cotton and immense natural gas reserves. It's also one of the world's most repressive police states, where the government reportedly…
Azeri journalist jailed for 'hooliganism'
By  • 3 November 2014
A journalist in the central Asian nation of Azerbaijan journalist has been sentenced to 25 days in jail on charges of hooliganism and disobeying the police in what supporters say is a politically-motivated case. Khalid…
Azerbaijan reporter barred from foreign travel
By  • 20 October 2014
A prominent investigative reporter in Azerbaijan on trial for libel was barred from leaving the country Oct. 11 as she tried to fly to the Czech Republic to attend a media conference. Khadija Ismayilova is…
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