At the regular meeting of the Media Council of Tajikistan, there were elections of a new head. As a result, by a majority vote, the journalists elected the chief editor of the edition “Minbari halk” Bakhtiyer Hamdamov.
The newspaper “Minbari halk” is the edition of the People’s democratic party of Tajikistan, led by the President Emomali Rahmon.
In recent years, dozens of journalists have left Tajikistan due to threats, harassment and arrests by the authorities. Hundreds of information sites are blocked in the country, almost no independent media remain.
The Media Council is the independent journalistic organization that defends the rights of journalists, and also analyzes their materials for professional ethics.