Navidi Vakhsh

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Navidi Vakhsh was a pro-Islamic, Tajik-language thrice-weekly newspaper of Tajikistan. The paper was published in Khatlon Province, 160 kilometres (100 mi) south of Dushanbe.[1]

A number of its reporters were murdered during the country's 1992-1997 civil war,[2] leading The Committee to Protect Journalists to award it the International Press Freedom Award,[3] "an annual recognition of courageous journalism".[4] A CPJ report later found "official complicity" in the murder of at least four Navidi Vakhsh staffers.[5]


  1. ^ "Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Unconfirmed: Saidjonol Fakhriddinov". Committee to Protect Journalists. January 1994. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "CPJ requests information on 29 murdered journalists". Committee to Protect Journalists. 27 August 2003. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Journalists Receive 1996 Press Freedom Awards". Committee to Protect Journalists. 1996. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2011". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Sherry Ricchiardi (November 2005). "Killing the Messenger". American Journalism Review. Retrieved 28 May 2011.