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Turkmenistan Government’s Deafening Silence After Hurricane

Expand Hurricane damage to a residential building in Turkmenabad, Lebap province, Turkmenistan, May 2020. © 2020 Turkmen News Last week a hurricane tore through eastern Turkmenistan’s Lebap and Mary provinces. It was one of the country’s worst natural disasters in almost 10 years. But as residents struggle to bury their dead and repair homes, state and state-affiliated, privately-owned media have maintained a deafening silence. Turkmenistan has no media freedoms – state media dominates, and the authorities block most independent and Western outlets. Authorities also try to intimidate people…

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