Media Law Reform in Post-Soviet Turkmenistan : The Illusion of Democratization

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-45
Journal / PublicationProblems of Post-Communism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


Although new media laws in Turkmenistan present the illusion of democratic change, Turkmen media policy continues to rely on propaganda and repression. The overhaul of media law actually stifles democratization, especially by providing new tools to control the Internet.

Research Area(s)

  • media law, Central Asian studies, Turkmenistan