Lies and slander have become the weapon of choice by the Uzbek government against independent journalists who they are unable to get to physically. These lies are being published on Western Internet sites connected with Uzbekistan. What can be done to withstand those attacks? Speak the truth and seek justice. (1)
Uzbek news website Anhor.uz published a well-known photograph by Tashkent-based photographer Umida Ahmedova. The photograph was then hastily removed once the editors apparently realized that the photographer was a dissident not favored by the government.
Kindergarten Number 541 in Tashkent, which until recently specialized on providing high quality care for children with tuberculosis from poor families, is now operating as a normal kindergarten. Payments, which used to be done as fraudulent bribes for false health records, can now be done officially via the kindergarten’s billing department. (1)
The Committee on Religions issued a public statement on October 31, one day after a group of Uzbek militants from Katibat al-Imam Bukhari, posted a video pledging allegiance to the "Islamic State" and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On 28-29 October the Uzbek city of Urgench is to play host to an international conference which will address the environmental consequences of the drying up of the Aral Sea, which is located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Does Ozodlik Radio have editorial preferences? Do Uzbek activists deserve airtime on Ozodlik Radio? Are grievances against its journalists by civil society groups deserving of public debate? These and other issues are discussed by Uznews.net Editor-in-Chief Galima Bukharbaeva.