Websites in Central Asia have launched a campaign against censorship to protest the restricted access in Uzbekistan to independent websites.
Journalist Alisher Saipov was the target of an Uzbek state media smear before he was gunned down in southern Kyrgyzstan. Now his father has implicated the Uzbek president, and demanded justice from the Kyrgyz president.
The U.S. has frozen bank accounts belonging to members of an alleged terrorist group from Uzbekistan that it says is trying to overthrow the Uzbek government.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has expressed concern over Uzbekistan's assault on the independent media, including RFE/RL journalists.
Russia has seemingly strengthened its military presence in Central Asia after signing an agreement with Tajikistan that would create a joint military unit when the countries "face security risks."
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have the water and want gas and oil in exchange from energy-rich neighbors. But those neighbors are balking, and the issue is bringing regional tensions to a boil.
Media and rights activists decry an Uzbek state TV broadcast that includes "the worst kind of threats" and "terror" against RFE/RL journalists and democrats.
In a new study, the World Bank has raised the alarm over tainted blood
transfusions across Central Asia, saying people face significant risk
of contracting HIV, hepatitis, and other deadly diseases.
As countries marked World Day Against Child Labor, RFE/RL looked at how hundreds of thousands of underage children are skipping school to work as unskilled laborers.
When the Soviet Union broke up nearly two decades ago, many in the West
held out high hopes for its successors. But several of these countries
have shown signs of resistance to democratic reform, according to two new polls.
What if authorities in one of Central Asia's least free societies threw a "Media Freedom Conference" and nobody came? Uzbek authorities tried to find out.
One of the most controversial figures in recent Uzbek history is released, along with at least two others, on the heels of a visit by a senior U.S. official.