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U.S. Cites "Worrying Trends" in Media Freedom

Kazakhstan -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic in Astana, 01Dec2010Kazakhstan -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic in Astana, 01Dec2010
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Kazakhstan -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic in Astana, 01Dec2010
Kazakhstan -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic in Astana, 01Dec2010
In a response to the report on press freedom by the OSCE's Representative On Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, the United States cited "worrying trends regarding media freedom" in the OSCE region.

The response expresses particular concern about persistent violence and intimidation targeting journalists.  As recent examples, it cites the murder of Dagestani editor Gadzhimurad Kamalov, the attack on Montenegro journalist Livera Lakic, and the defamation campaign against RFE/RL Azeri freelancer Khadija Ismayilova.

The statement takes aim at the misuse by many member governments of the term "extremist" to restrict Internet freedom and the free flow of information.  Among those singled out for criticism are: Tajikistan, for interfering with Facebook and blocking independent news sites; Kazakhstan, for blocking blogging platforms LiveJournal and LiveInternet and Internet-based TV broadcaster StanTV, and routinely blocking websites critical of government authorities; and Kyrgyzstan, for continuing to block access to the website Fergana.ru.

The statement highlights continuing harassment of independent journalists and bloggers by authorities in Belarus, and calls on the court in Kyrgyzstan to consider the country's commitments to freedom of expression when issuing the verdict in the case of online commentator Vladimir Farafonov.

For the full response, click here.
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by: wes rodgers from: coloradeo springs
April 26, 2012 16:23
I have been a news reporter and journalist fopr many years and was based in UKRAINE for over a year and covered many MAJOR developments cuch as ORANGE REVOLUTION.1
BUT..I am now noticing many censorshipos here in the Uniteed States on basic storie4s which need to be reported.
ONE MAQJOR ISSUE-THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.!!
Many Americans are complaining about matters being bad BUT they do not fight for ytheir constitutional rights as citizens and in many cases as reporters and journalists.

It nis one of the MOST PRECIOUS and BASIC PRINCIPALS why The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA was fortmed.
If the peope do not stand up for these rights then this is a great travesty..
If the choice is watching AMERICAZN IDOL or a solid INVESTIGATIVE documentary about THE CONSTGITUTION..I believe many Americans now would watch AMERICAN IDIOT.,.....When I coverded the ORANGE REVOLUTION I saw people fight for their rights--goingto to church--freedom of media and many other basic freedoms which : many" Americans have taken for granted..
WAKE OF AMERICA......We now need RADIO FREE AMERICA....Wes Rodgers newsmanoo7

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