You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.

OSCE asks Tajikistan to restore access to YouTube

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has called for authorities in Tajikistan to unblock access to YouTube to ensure the free flow of information.  In the last two weeks, Tajik authorities blocked the file-sharing website as well as foreign and independent news websites after deadly clashes between security forces and armed rebels […]

Tajikistan Government Blocks Three News Sites

In light of Muslim unrest in Tajikistan, national government authorities there have restricted access to the three main news providers,,, and When interviewed, Avesta’s editor-in-chief Zafar Abdullayev criticized the political move: “This is a restriction on freedom of speech. We are trying to objectively report on the unrest in the east but […]