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Post-election trials reveal shortcomings in Armenia's justice system, new OSCE/ODIHR report says

Post-election trials reveal shortcomings in Armenia's justice system, new OSCE/ODIHR report says

OSCE, Warsaw, 08 March 2010 – The conduct of the trials that took place in the aftermath of the March 2008 post-election violence in Yerevan reveals shortcomings in Armenia’s justice… Read more »

Violence and legal cases against journalists in Armenia highlighted in new compilation published with OSCE Office support

Violence and legal cases against journalists in Armenia highlighted in new compilation published with OSCE Office support

OSCE, Yerevan, 03 Mar 2010 – A compilation of articles discussing violence, intimidation and legal cases against journalists in 2008-2009 in Armenia, published with support from the OSCE Office in… Read more »

Media Advisory: Concern over the use of the inaccurate term "Chinese Muslim" to refer to Uyghurs

Media Advisory: Concern over the use of the inaccurate term "Chinese Muslim" to refer to Uyghurs

Washington, UAA, 02 Mar 2010 – Although the use of the term “Chinese Muslim” to describe Uyghurs has decreased somewhat in recent months as the international community has gained a… Read more »

Armenia: Journalist beaten up in Yerevan

Armenia: Journalist beaten up in Yerevan

On February 24, the photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan was beaten up right in front of the RA Prosecutor General’s Office. The journalist told NEWS.am that a man attacked him as he… Read more »

OSCE media freedom representative concerned about persecution of journalists in Uzbekistan

OSCE media freedom representative concerned about persecution of journalists in Uzbekistan

OSCE, Vienna, 2 Feb 2010 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, said today that he was deeply concerned by the continuing harassment of journalists in… Read more »

Investigator rejects accused Uzbek photographer’s motion

Investigator rejects accused Uzbek photographer’s motion

Uznews, Tashkent, 29 Jan 2010 – Investigator Nodir Ahmadjanov has rejected photographer and documentary filmmaker Umida Ahmedova and her lawyer’s motion to question experts who concluded three weeks ago that… Read more »

Four new death sentences issued in East Turkestan

Four new death sentences issued in East Turkestan

Cell phone users detained, punished for sending “harmful” text messages UAA, Washington, 27 Jan 2010 – The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the issuance on… Read more »

WPFC Condemns 7-Year Prison Sentence against Leading Armenian Journalist

WPFC Condemns 7-Year Prison Sentence against Leading Armenian Journalist

WPFC, Washington, 19 Jan 2010 — The World Press Freedom Committee — an organization representing 45 press freedom groups from throughout the world — condemns the seven-year prison sentence handed… Read more »

Intimidation campaign against independent journalists heats up, says CPJ

Intimidation campaign against independent journalists heats up, says CPJ

CPJ/IFEX, New York, 18 Jan 2009 – New York, January 15, 2010 – The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Uzbek authorities today to immediately cease their campaign of intimidation… Read more »

Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

UAA, Washington, 14 Jan 2010 – The Uyghur American Association (UAA) fears that the near doubling of the security budget for East Turkestan, announced today in Chinese state media, will… Read more »

New OSCE Chairperson to outline priorities for 2010

New OSCE Chairperson to outline priorities for 2010

Vienna, OSCE, 12 Jan 2010 – The new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev, will outline Kazakhstan’s priorities for the Organization in 2010 in a… Read more »

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