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'Freedom Of Speech Is As Good As Pilaf'

Moscow journalists and photographers gathered outside the Uzbek Embassy on April 2 to hold a "pilaf-picket" to support the rights of photojournalists in the Central Asian country. The rally was organized by photographer Viktoria Ivleva, who was detained in Tashkent on her way to meet with Uzbek colleagues and deported back to Russia.

Journalists rallied outside Uzbekistan's Moscow Embassy to attract attention to press freedom in the Central Asian country.
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Journalists rallied outside Uzbekistan's Moscow Embassy to attract attention to press freedom in the Central Asian country.

"Freedom of speech is as good as pilaf," was the slogan of the rally. Uzbekistan is known for its pilaf.
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"Freedom of speech is as good as pilaf," was the slogan of the rally. Uzbekistan is known for its pilaf.

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"Uzbekistan, uncover your face!"
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"Uzbekistan, uncover your face!"

"Uzbekistan, play by the rules!"
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"Uzbekistan, play by the rules!"

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