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Uzbek Journalist Honored For Andijon Coverage

Galima Bukharbaeva (file photo) (official website) Prague, 23 November 2005 (RFE/RL)-- An Uzbek journalist has been honored with an International Press Freedom Award for her coverage of the violence in the town of Andijon last May.

Galima Bukharbaeva, a former correspondent for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, was honored at a ceremony in New York City on 22 November.

The press advocacy group Committee To Protect Journalists, which sponsors the prizes, said Bukharbaeva had risked her life covering the killing of hundreds of protesters by government troops in Andijon. The group said Bukharbaeva, who now lives in exile in the United States, faces criminal prosecution in Uzbekistan for her reporting on Andijon, police torture, and the repression of Islamic activists.

Others honored by the Committee To Protect Journalists this year included a Brazilian publisher and editor, a Zimbabwean media lawyer, and an imprisoned Chinese journalist.

(with AP)

Aftermath Of Andijon

Aftermath Of Andijon

A dedicated webpage bringing together all of RFE/RL's coverage of the events in Andijon, Uzbekistan, in May 2005 and their continuing repercussions.


An annotated timeline of the Andijon events and their repercussions.