Turkmenistan Finds Oppressive Solution for Waning Newspaper Circulations

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By: eurasianet.org

Newspaper owners around the world worry obsessively about circulation figures, but Turkmenistan’s state media is getting around that problem by forcing government workers to buy subscriptions.

Mandatory attendance by state employees at horse races and concerts to celebrate national holidays has been standard for some time now, so this practice is only part of the bigger picture.

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