(PRAGUE — February 24, 2014) Access inside Tajikistan to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, known locally as Radio Ozodi, has been blocked since February 22.

Radio Ozodi’s Web Access Restored, But Tajik Reporter Remains Banned

Washington, D.C. – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (FE/RL) Abduqayum Qayumove, Radio Ozodi, is back online today following an Internet blackout that included its website, Facebook, and several other independent news sites. Authorities attributed the incident, which began on January 18, to “technical problems,” although Asia Plus reported the blackout was coordinated by Tajik authorities. This is the second time in six weeks that Radio Ozodi and major news and social media websites in Tajikistan have been blocked.

Tajik Government Blocks RFE/RL Website

Access to the website of RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, has been blocked in Tajikistan since last night, only days after authorities blocked Facebook inside the country.