Global Freedom of Expression


Prosecutor General v. TV-Radio Company S-2 (Channel "September")

The Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan upheld a lower instance court order to block the broadcasting and access to the website of a TV station. On the basis of the arguments invoked by the Prosecutor General, it found that the TV channel had violated the prohibition on disseminating “extremist materials” and ordered for the TV channel to be blocked both online and through broadcast medium in Kyrgyzstan. On December 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan rejected the TV channel’s appeal on the basis that it was filed by an unauthorized person.

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