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Uzbekistan: British PR Firms Eager to Flack for Dictatorship

The British daily The Independent has an intriguing story about a special undercover investigation: some public relations firms would be eager to accept lucrative lobbying contracts from the governme...
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Uzbekistan: Was Clinton's Civil Society Meeting the Soft Option?

Uzbekistan: Was Clinton's Civil Society Meeting the Soft Option? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On her tour of Central Asia and the Middle East/Northern Africa last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan with several hundred people.
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Uzbekistan: Murder in Russia Takes Wind Out of Uzbek Opposition Group’s Sails

When Uzbek émigrés created a new opposition group last May in Berlin called the Popular Movement of Uzbekistan (PMU), they hoped it would mark the start of a process that replicated the experiences in...
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Kisses for Karimov - Tom Malinowski

Kisses for Karimov - Tom Malinowski | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Uzbekistan's dictator is another Qaddafi-in-waiting. Realism is one thing, but the United States can't be afraid to call the devil by his name.

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Uzbekistan: Tashkent Finds Friends in Washington

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Finds Friends in Washington | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Uzbekistan has taken a pounding recently over its human rights record, but financial wizards in Washington have measured praise for Tashkent’s economic performance, and at least some American executiv...
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