Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tajikistan: Government shuts down independent radio station

Tajik authorites have taken the independent Imruz (Today) radio station off the air, citing “technical problems.” Since it began broadcasting last summer, Imruz had become the most popular FM station in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, and the surrounding area. Among the locals, Imruz was known as a “serious radio station.” It broadcast news and reports focusing on Tajikistan’s political and social sphere, as well as music.
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

The full story from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: