The detention and sham trial of a reporter illustrates how the Russian-controlled authorities treat independent media on the peninsula.
Warning that draft resolution that foresees the introduction of blanket oversight could violate country’s constitution.
The free and healthy function of the media has never been more important, or hard fought for.
Since the start of the war, TV stations have combined forces to produce a single informational resource.
Intimidation, murder and incarceration are used by the powerful to silence reporters.
A worsening media environment and rising physical and professional threats have left many feeling unsafe.
“The fear of being kidnapped or arrested is with me constantly.”
Crackdown has turned journalism into a dangerous profession in the Central Asian nation.
Critics say that the bill allows the government full control; supporters maintain it aims to contain Russian propaganda.
Media workers face harassment, arrest and detention under Russian occupation.