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Newspaper kiosk in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
27 Feb 14
Despite years of censorship and total state control, the authorities still feel the need to warn reporters not to stray into sensitive areas.
31 Jan 14
Row sheds light on hidden power struggles as presidential election approaches.
30 Jan 14
Human rights groups act on behalf of frightened victims.
27 Jan 14
Activists put their own safety at risk by helping others.
5 Dec 13
Rights groups say “corrective labour” is becoming routine for short sentences as well as long ones.
30 Nov 13
Shuhrat Ghaniev says EU could be useful “moderator” between authorities and NGOs.
Cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, autumn 2013. (Photo: IWPR)
1 Nov 13
Young children no longer seen, but older pupils still press-ganged for arduous autumn harvest.
Khiva, a well-preserved walled town in northwest Uzbekistan. (Photo: Nargiza Ryskulova)
15 Oct 13
Visitors feel weight of state surveillance.
Sergei Naumov. (Photo: IWPR)
3 Oct 13
He was freed from a police detention centre where staff had claimed they had no record of him.
Sergei Naumov. (Photo: IWPR)
1 Oct 13
As international rights groups raise the alarm, people in Uzbekistan share their concerns on social networking sites.