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News website blocked for “subjective” reporting

Posted on: 
8 Jan 2013

In the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, as elsewhere in the world, people increasingly look to the internet for information. So web-users in Kyrgyzstan were dismayed when the Russian-language news website fergana.ru, which is based in Moscow but has a large following in the region, was blocked.

A court case challenging the move is now in progress in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, and MLDI is providing financial support. A hearing in December ended with the judge requesting more information from the authorities, and the next hearing...

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