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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Tajik Journalists Awarded On Press Freedom Day

Posted by Info on 08/05/2011

A Tajik journalists’ organization has awarded Hikmatulloh Sayfullohzoda a special prize for “journalistic bravery” on World Press Freedom.
Sayfullohzoda was beaten by unknown attackers on February 8 and spent two weeks in the hospital recovering from his injuries. No suspects have been arrested in his case.

A special award from the Media-Alliance was given to Ramziya Mirzobekova, a correspondent for the independent weekly “Asia Plus” who is being sued by Deputy Interior Minister Anvar Taghoymurodov for defamation.

But Tajik journalists say independent media suffered a big setback in recent months after officials banned a number of newspapers and websites for three months due to “security reasons.”

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