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Tajik TV channel off air after dissident poet interview

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 26 February 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Tajik TV channel off air after dissident poet interview, 26 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/513dd1c82d.html [accessed 31 October 2014]
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February 26, 2013

By RFE/RL's Tajik Service

Gulrukhsor Safieva is known for her verses criticizing the Tajik government.Gulrukhsor Safieva is known for her verses criticizing the Tajik government.

DUSHANBE – A popular television channel in Tajikistan's capital has gone off the air after broadcasting an interview with a prominent dissident poet.

On the evening of February 24, the Poytaht (The Capital) public television channel showed an interview with Gulrukhsor Safieva, who is known for her verses criticizing the Tajik government.

The channel has been unavailable since the morning of February 25.

Poytaht is controlled by the Dushanbe city administration.

Officials at Tajikistan's State Television and Radio Corporation told RFE/RL that the channel stopped broadcasting because of technical problems with transmission equipment.

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