After the czars and commissars : journalism in authoritarian post-Soviet Central Asia /

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the current post-communist era, the media in Central Asia has been tightly constrained. Though the governments in the region assert that a free press is permitted to operate, research has shown this to be untrue. In all five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, the...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Other Authors: Freedman, Eric., Shafer, Richard.
Format: eBook
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2011.
Series:Eurasian political economy and public policy studies series.
Table of Contents:
  • Theoretical foundations for researching the roles of the press in today's Central Asia / Eric Freedman
  • Under the commissars. Soviet foundations of the post-independence press in Central Asia / Richard Shafer
  • National perspectives. Oligarchs and ownership: the role of financial-industrial groups in controlling Kazakhstan's "independent" media / Barbara Junisbai
  • Reinforcing authoritarianism through media control: the case of post-Soviet Turkmenistan / Luca Anceschi
  • Hizb ut-Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan as presented in Vecherniy Bishkek: a radical Islamist organization through the eyes of Kyrgyz journalists / Irina Wolf
  • The future of Internet media in Uzbekistan: transformation from state censorship to monitoring of information space since independence / Zhanna Kozhamberdiyeva
  • Journalistic self-censorship and the Tajik press in the context of Central Asia / Peter Gross and Timothy Kenny
  • Trans-regional perspectives. Loyalty in the new authoritarian model: journalistic rights and duties in Central Asian Media Law / Olivia Allison
  • Ethnic minorities and the media in Central Asia / Olivier Ferrando
  • Journalists at risk: the human impact of press constraints / Eric Freedman
  • International broadcasting to Uzbekistan: does it still matter? / Navbahor Imamova
  • Journalism education and professionalism. Journalism education and professional training in Kazakhstan: from the Soviet era to Independence / Maureen J. Nemecek, Stan Ketterer, Galiya Ibrayeva, and Stanislav Los
  • Professionalism among journalists in Kyrgyzstan / Gregory Pitts
  • New media, new frontiers. Internet libel law and freedom of expression in Tajikistan / Kristine Kohlmeier and Navruz Nekbakhtshoev
  • Blogging down the dictator? the Kyrgyz revolution and Samizdat web sites / Svetlana V. Kulikova and David D. Perlmutter
  • Conclusion: through the crystal ball / Richard Shafer.