On June 27, media workers across Uzbekistan (presumably) celebrated a day named in their honor. The 19th iteration of Mass Media Workers’ Day was noted in a speech by Uzbek President Islam Karimov, where he cautioned the nation’s journalists not to “succumb to euphoria and get overexcited” about Uzbekistan’s many achievements…[read more]
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State-run media in Turkmenistan have declared that the Central Asian country has entered a new “era of supreme happiness of the stable state” in the wake of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov’s landslide reelection victory.
News presenter on TVK in Kemerevo, Russia, has landed in hot water — and on the weather desk — after a little slip of the tongue last week.
Every perky young news anchor working at a local television station in a remote Siberian city dreams of one day attracting national attention, getting their big break. That dream, in a way, has come true for Maria Bukhtuyeva of Kemerevo’s TVK.
Her short segment from the channel’s January 28 newscast has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people and is quickly becoming a meme of the Russian-language Internet…[READ MORE]
Natalia Churikova, a Prague-based broadcaster for RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda, discusses the current situation of the media in Ukraine.
What’s happening in Ukrainian media, and what does a “partly free” label actually mean?… [READ MORE]