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Lola Yuldasheva’s image appears in a mirror, her hand running sensuously along down the front of an unbuttoned, silk blouse as she serenades her singing partner, Rayhon Ganiyeva.
The long arm of official censorship in Uzbekistan makes it difficult for citizens to gain a good understanding of what’s going on in their country. But on occasion, Uzbek authorities overreach.
In a country with no daily newspapers and soft-hitting state media outlets, the Internet is where an increasing number of curious Tajikistanis go for news and information. That’s apparently got officials worried.
Attacks on Internet freedom are on the rise, and the tools employed by repressive governments are becoming increasingly sophisticated.
That's according to "Freedom On The Net 2012," a newly released report by U.S.-based rights watchdog Freedom House, that assesses 47 countries' online track records between January 2011 and May 2012.
As they strive to control the flow of information in the Internet Age, Central Asian governments are moving away from a party-hack mentality and assuming the mindset of a hacker.
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