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Power changes hands but censorship resumes in southern city

first_img RSF_en October 9, 2020 Find out more RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information August 14, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the decision by the provisional government’s Coordinating Council in the southern region of Osh to introduce a new system of censorship on 15 April and reiterates its appeal to interim President Rosa Otunbayeva’s administration to keep its promises to respect the rule of law. The opposition to ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s government’s criticised its failure to respect basic freedoms, but now the new Kyrgyz authorities seem to be taking the same road, the press freedom organisation said.The authorities have banned four television stations – Osh TV, Mezon TV, ElTR and Keremet – and many newspapers including Itogi Nedeli, Osh Janirigi, Osh Sadoci and Ekho Osha from disseminating certain categories of news without prior permission. Political actions, demonstrations, other kinds of meeting and the general public’s views have all been declared off limits by the Coordinating Council, which has warned editors that violators will be punished under the interim government’s laws. According to the communiqué announcing this system of prior censorship, the decision was taken to “stabilize the political situation in the country, improve morale and avoid provocations by the supporters of the previous government.” Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city and known as the capital of the south, Osh is the stronghold of Bakiyev supporters and is currently the focus of tension and clashes between them and the new government’s supporters.The new authorities seemed to fear media coverage of Bakiyev and his supporters. During a news conference at the regional governor’s office, a security official asked why Osh TV had broadcast a report about a peaceful demonstration by Bakiyev supporters on 15 April. He accused Osh TV’s journalists of being Bakiyev sympathisers and threatened to have the station closed. The governor apologised for the outburst and promised to look into the incident.Limiting news about Bakiyev seems to have been behind former British journalist Vugar Khalilov’s arrest on the evening of 12 April in Bishkek on a charge of money laundering. Khalilov, who denies the charge, was remanded in custody for 60 days on 15 April.Khalilov moved to Kyrgyzstan a year ago and set up a public relations firm that had companies linked to members of the former government among its clients. He was not allowed to contact the British consulate following his arrest and was only able to talk to his lawyer briefly during the 15 April court hearing.Relatives and colleagues say the aim of his arrest was to prevent him getting in contact with journalists and members of the former government and thereby cut communications with the Bakiyev regime. The British embassy to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan issued a statement last week saying Khalilov’s rights had been violated. The British honorary consul tried several times to see him without success. Newscenter_img to go further RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan April 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Power changes hands but censorship resumes in southern city Receive email alerts Organisation News RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist August 26, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

PREMIUM‘Nikah siri’ hampers efforts to end child marriage

first_img#ChildMarriage ChildMarriage nikah-siri #nikahsiri children #children LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Indonesia’s Marriage Law prohibits children under 19 to wed unless they secure court approval, but many opt to bypass the lengthy process with nikah siri (traditional, unregulated marriage), which activists say has contributed to the high number of child marriages in Indonesia.Surianti, 52, from Makassar, South Sulawesi, decided to marry off her daughters Desi and Nurdillah through nikah siri to avoid procedural hurdles at the Religious Affairs Office (KUA), as they had yet to reach the minimum marriageable age. Both Desi and Nurdillah got married when they were 14.”I didn’t visit the KUA because I knew they wouldn’t grant me permission. My daughters were still very young,” Surianti said.Instead, she sought the help of a Muslim leader in her neighborhood to help arrange the nikah siri for her daughters and paid Rp 1 million (US$72) for each of the unregi… Log in with your social account Topics : Google Linkedin Forgot Password ?last_img read more