Media coverage of Terrorist acts in Tashkent

by Anonymous on 8/10/2004

According to the author of this article:

“The government’s media strategy in the wake of the July 30 suicide bombings contrasted sharply from the official response to the late March violence. In late March, official Uzbek media initially avoided reporting on the violence. In late July, government-controlled news outlets took the lead in reporting the bombings. A journalist from the President’s press agency, UzA, said governmental journalists were instructed to cover the July 30 bombings immediately…”

The same article continues:

“Another notable difference in the coverage of the July bombings is the absence of aggressive reporting by Russian media outlets. Russian coverage of the July bombings has generally adhered to the official Uzbek line. Some political observers suggested the more restrained tone by Russian media could be tied to the fact that Russia and Uzbekistan have significantly strengthened bilateral relations in recent months”

And finally:

“Of late, the British Broadcasting Corp. has emerged as the Uzbek government’s chief media antagonist. A prominent Uzbek commentator Nodir Tolaganov, speaking August 5 on Uzbek state television, criticized the BBC for airing interviews with members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir. The previous day, an Uzbek television report alleged Britain was supporting international terrorism by allowing Hizb to maintain offices in the country. “This inhumane organization [Hizb-ut-Tahrir] … is sure to get Britain into trouble,” an Uzbek MP, Erkin Vohidov, said during the broadcast”

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Education 2003–2004 Master Degree in Developmental Studies (DESS “Gestion et dynamisation du développement”), The University of Pierre Mendès France of Grenoble, France 1998-2003 Bachelor Degree in International Economics, The University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Tashkent, Uzbekistan Work Experience 05/2004-08/2004 Researcher, The Economic Mission of France in Istanbul, Turkey 04/2003-09/2003 Research assistant and Translator in the UNDP project UZB 01/04 on institutional reinforcement of the Higher School of Business under the President of Uzbekistan 01/2003-04/2003 Interpreter, International Department, The Higher School of Business, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 09/2002-01/2003 English Language Junior Editor at the Journal “International Relations, Law and Economy” of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 06/2002-09/2002 Intern, CIS countries Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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