23 Jul 2009

The EU’s Approach to the Development of Mass Media in Central Asia

Gulnura Toralieva

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In spite of positive developments in terms of human rights, the rule of law and democratisation in Central Asia following the adoption of the European Union (EU) Strategy for Central Asia in June 2007, the state of the mass media continues to deteriorate in all five countries in the region. This policy brief identifies tendencies and problems affecting the development of free media outlets in Central Asia and proposes ways and means through which the EU could engage to improve the situation.
A Russian version is also available on the EUCAM website.