Media Watch and Journalism Rights Organisations as Advocates of Press Freedom in Post-Soviet Central Asia

  • Richard Shafer
  • Eric Freedman

Abstract

In the bleak press rights territory of post-Soviet Central Asia, domestic and international nong-overnmental organisations, foreign governments, news outlets, and multinational entities such as the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) and UNESCO monitor constraints on the press. They also protest censorship and decry journalists‘arrests, prosecutions, harassment, and murders.

Author Biography

Richard Shafer

Eric Freedman is Associate Professor of Journalism and Associate Dean of International Studies & Programs at Michigan State University, U.S. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a former Fulbright senior scholar at World Languages University in Uzbekistan. Professor Freedman’s research interests include press systems, journalism education, and professional journalism practices in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and international journalism education and training.

Published
2019-01-17
How to Cite
Shafer, R., & Freedman, E. (2019). Media Watch and Journalism Rights Organisations as Advocates of Press Freedom in Post-Soviet Central Asia. The Journal of Development Communication, 23(1), 56-75. Retrieved from http://jdc.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jdc/article/view/129