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Uzbekistan: Journalists Prosecuted, Harassed

Expand A Facebook user in Uzbekistan uses mobile internet to access information about an ongoing trial. As Uzbekistan opens after a long period of isolation and internet usage steadily increases, the country’s media environment is in a period of growth and increased competition.  © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Tashkent) – Politically motivated prosecutions and censorship keep Uzbekistan’s media outlets, journalists, and other government critics self-censoring and under pressure, despite an improved landscape for open debate and critical reporting, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video…

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