International Workshop in Tashkent Shows Democratic Promotion in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 10 June / Trend corr. B.Aliyev / The participants of the workshop "on freedom of mass media and modern democratic society" in Tashkent accepted the statement which shows that Uzbekistan has reached the highest democratic standards.
"Particularly, the government has provided freedom of speech to mass media that has been guaranteed by the Constitution and legislation of the country, as well as decreased its participation in establishing a new mass media gradually and created non-state organizations to support mass information," is stated in the statement.
The legislation of the country, which concerns the activity of mass media, meets all the democratic standards and was developed in compliance with all the international documents on human rights and freedom of speech. "The printing organizations in Uzbekistan have much ethnic character and these are printed in 12 different languages".
The participants of the forum stated that the free media was the only condition to develop the democracy and build the citizens society.
The workshop in Tashkent was implemented by the Institute on study of citizen community jointly with the Regional Policy Fund and National Centre on Human rights of Uzbekistan. Over 60 experts and journalists from different countries took part in the forum