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OSCE Warns Media Pluralism In Tajikistan In Danger

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic
The OSCE representative on freedom of the media has expressed concerns about recent developments limiting media access and increasing pressure on independent media in Tajikistan.

Dunja Mijatovic raised these concerns in a letter to Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi.

An OSCE press release said several Tajik and foreign information websites have been inaccessible in the country since September 29.

At the same time, tax inspections took place in several independent newspapers and printing houses, following which the printing houses refused to print a number of independent newspapers.