After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian by Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer

By Eric Freedman, Richard Shafer

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the present post-communist period, the media in relevant Asia has been tightly limited. notwithstanding the governments within the quarter assert unfastened press is allowed to function, learn has proven this to be unfaithful. In all 5 former Soviet republics of crucial Asia, the media has been managed, suppressed, punished, and infrequently outlawed. This enlightening number of essays investigates the explanations why those nations have did not improve autonomous and sustainable press structures. It files the advanced dating among the click and governance, nation-building, nationwide identification, and public coverage. during this ebook, students discover the varied and broad-reaching implications of media regulate in quite a few contexts, referring to subject matters corresponding to web rules and censorship, press rights abuses, expert journalism criteria and self-censorship, media possession, ethnic newspapers, running a blog, Western broadcasting into the zone, and insurance of terrorism.

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After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the present post-communist period, the media in valuable Asia has been tightly restricted. even though the governments within the quarter assert loose press is allowed to function, study has proven this to be unfaithful. In all 5 former Soviet republics of important Asia, the media has been managed, suppressed, punished, and sometimes outlawed.

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They held a tender and in one day closed the station. If only they had given me at least three months, so I could earn money to repay the advertising debts! Tell me, how could I be indifferent and praise the regime a er such treatment? I understood that this is a completely unfair regime. How could you close a prospering company? How could they remove 150 people from their jobs? . 8 Indeed, a er the 1997 tender, Nazarbaeva and Aliev were widely known as the main players behind Kazakhstan’s mass media (Dylevskaya 2001).

The inner circle is comprised of the financial-industrial groups closest to the president, such as that led by Nurtai Abykayev, his close friend, TABLE 1. SNAPSHOT OF KAZAKHSTAN’S MOST CITED FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL GROUPS, 2007 ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING NAME BUSINESSES/ENTERPRISES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING MEDIA Abykayev, Nurtai Said to be associated with the Ispatkarmet steel producer, Kazakhmys light metals extraction company, and Petroleum Kazakhstan. Said to control most government media Aliev, Rakhat/ Nazarbaeva, Dariga* Nurbank, Sakharnyi Tsentr sugar company, Ne yanoi Tsentr oil company, Mobil gas stations, series of oil refineries.

As this chapter will show, the Aliev-Nazarbaeva group was just one of many such groups to form and prosper during this period. THE ERA OF FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL GROUPS In the last decade or so, financial-industrial groups with close ties to the president have purchased or gained control over much of the country’s print and electronic media. 10 For the most part, the media avoid subjects that could get them in trouble with government officials or with the financial-industrial groups that finance them.

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