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В Туркменистане Ограничения На Ввоз В Страну Газет И Журналов

Posted by Info on 06/09/2010

В конце августа президент Гурбангулы Бердымухаммедов заявил, что «нет необходимости» импортировать печатную продукцию, поскольку объемы производимых отечественных книг, газет и журналов вполне «достаточны» для удовлетворения внутренних потребностей страны.
Туркменский лидер также указал, что отечественный рынок завален «некачественной, низкопробной продукцией».

Читатели говорят, что из-за тотального засилья государственной идеологии и пропаганды все туркменские издания не интересны и малоинформативны, спросом у населения не пользуются.

B последние месяцы, когда в соседнем Кыргызстане в результате народных волнений сменилась власть, вслед за чем произошел кровавый конфликт между кыргызами и узбеками, туркменские власти усилили контроль за ввозом в страну иностранных газет.

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Are Journalists Killed In Belarus?

Posted by Info on 06/09/2010

One of the leading journalists of Belarus Aleh Byabenin was found dead in his country house on the outskirts of Minsk on September 4 at 5.30pm.
Byabenin ran the website, which is the leading source of information on the activities of the Belarussian dictatorship in the country. It comes just 2 months after the implementation of Decree No. 60 a draconian law that strictly regulates the use of the internet in Belarus.

– The President Lukashenka is tightening the screw on human rights organizations, with arrests and mock executions of youth activists.
– The Russian media is reporting that the death is likely to have been under the orders of the security services.

Byabenin had been harassed by the authorities on numerous occasions. In April 1997 he was abducted, reportedly by the KGB, and in September 1999, he was nearly beaten to death by fascist thugs with links to the KGB.

In the last year, Charter97 has faced continual intimidation from the authorities. On 6 December 2009, Yauhen Afnagel, a youth leader, was kidnapped on the streets of Minsk and taken to the countryside to face a mock execution. Afnagel was told to stop asking questions of the authorities. 6 youth leaders in total in 2 months were subject to kidnappings and mock executions.

On 16 March, computers were confiscated in the news office of website as part of an indictment in a criminal libel case brought by a former KGB officer. ..

European Parliament urges full probe into Belarusian journalist’s death

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