Uzbekistan: Where journalism is branded terrorism - Editorials & Commentary - International Herald Tribune
If you replace the words "Uzbek state" for "Rush Limbaugh and the gang of right-wing attack dogs", and make this reporter American, this could have been taken from today's news.
These days there are so many parallels to what goes on in places like Russia (and some of the former Soviet satellites), and Bush administration's actions, it's scary. The "uber" secrecy, the denials, the corruption/cronyism, et al..
I'm not saying that this administration would actually do what Uzbekistan's doing, but I'd bet that they would if they thought they could get away with it.