Uzbekistan media guide
Uzbekistan has one of Central Asia's biggest media markets. TV is the most popular medium and the state broadcaster operates the main national networks. Russian TV is widely watched.
Media freedom has declined after some limited improvement following the death in 2016 of former President Islam Karimov.
The run-up to the 2021 presidential election saw tightened controls over internet content and increased pressure on critical voices.
News is mainly consumed online, especially by younger Uzbeks, but sensitive content is often blocked. Opposition and other critical websites are based abroad.
There were 17.1 million internet users by July 2022, around 50% of the population (Internetworldstats.com).
Khalq Sozi (People's Word) - state-run daily in Uzbek; its sister title in Russian is Narodnoye Slovo
Pravda Vostoka (Truth of the East) - state-owned, Russian-language daily
Hurriyat (Freedom) - weekly, describes itself as independent
National Television and Radio Company - state-run, operates multiple national and regional networks including flagship Ozbekistan and Uzbekistan 24 news TV
UzReport TV - private news channel
National Television and Radio Company - state-run, services include flagship network Ozbekiston, youth network Yoshlar
Oriat FM - private
Uzbegim Taronasi - private
Radio Grand - private
Uzbekistan National News Agency - state-run, pages in English
UzReport - private news agency
Daryo.uz - news site
Kun.uz - news site
UzDaily - business news, pages in English