Journalism in Central Asia: A Victim of Politics, Economics, and Widespread Self-censorship

@article{Kenny2008JournalismIC,
  title={Journalism in Central Asia: A Victim of Politics, Economics, and Widespread Self-censorship},
  author={Timothy J. Kenny and Peter Gross},
  journal={The International Journal of Press/Politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={515 - 525}
}
Significant efforts to develop an independent journalism have stumbled badly in Central Asia, where politics, economics and the unforeseen consequence of widespread self-censorship have derailed development of a Western-style media and the democracy it serves. What is worse, from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan, prospects for developing a believable, fact-based journalism look grim. Much of this trouble can be laid at the doorstep of self-censorship, which flourishes across the region with uncommon… 

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