TURKMENISTAN

 

Name Region Established Language Owner Period Format Political View Topics Circulation Website AMW Credibility Score AMW Verified
News Central Asia Nationwide 2016 English nCa Magazine Dailly Online Objective All unknown Website 7 NO
Turkmen Business Nationwide 2002 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-business Business unknown Website 7 NO
Turkmenistan News Nationwide 1999 English Mainstream Media Limited Dailly Online Objective All unknown Website 7 NO
Alternativnie Novosti Turkmenistana Nationwide 2010 English, Russian Альтернативные Новости Туркменистана Weekly Online Opposition All unknown Website 6 NO
Alternativnie Novosti Turkmenistana Nationwide 2010 Russian Альтернативные Новости Туркменистана Weekly Online Opposition All unknown Website 6 NO
Chronicles of Turkmenistan Nationwide 2002 English The Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights Dailly Online Opposition All unknown Website 6 NO
Gundogar Nationwide 2001 English Gundogar Org Dailly Online Opposition All unknown Website 6 NO
Gundogar Nationwide 2001 Russian Gundogar Org Dailly Online Opposition All unknown Website 6 NO
Arzuw News Nationwide 2010 Russian Arzuw Group Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Gundogar News Nationwide 2013 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Infoabad Nationwide 2009 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
TDH Nationwide 2012 English State-owned Dailly Print Government All not released Website 6 NO
TDH Nationwide 2012 Russian State-owned Dailly Print Government All not released Website 6 NO
TDH Nationwide 2012 Turkmen State-owned Dailly Print Government All not released Website 6 NO
Turkmen Inform Nationwide 2008 English Private Weekly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmen Inform Nationwide 2008 Russian Private Weekly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmen Portal Nationwide 2011 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmen Portal Nationwide 2011 Turkmen Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2000 English Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2000 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2017 English State-owned Dailly Online Government Government not released Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2017 Russian State-owned Dailly Online Government Government not released Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2017 Turkmen State-owned Dailly Online Government Government not released Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2005 English Turkmenistan Analytic magazine Monthly Print Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Nationwide 2005 Russian Turkmenistan Analytic magazine Monthly Print Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO
Turkmenistan Live Nationwide 2014 Russian Private Dailly Online Pro-government All unknown Website 6 NO

 

NOTES

The above rankings were last updated on February 28, 2019, and are based on the most recent Credibility Score Reports and Annual Audit Reports issued as of the end of 2018. 

The media of Turkmenistan is one of the most tightly controlled in the world. The press is heavily controlled by the government, which funds nearly all newspapers. Criticism of the president is absolutely forbidden. State licensing policy effectively eliminates all outlets not reflecting official views. To avoid reprisal, domestic and foreign journalists engage in self-censorship.

Reporters Without Borders' 2018 Press Freedom Index ranked Turkmenistan 178th out of 180 countries surveyed, ahead of only North Korea and Eritrea. It has consistently ranked at or near the bottom of most measures of press freedom since the breakup of the Soviet Union. 

 

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