Uzbek president calls to use Internet widely, provide more information
"Uzbek President Islam Karimov called to use Internet widely and promote information on Uzbekistan on 9 May. President Karimov visited the Square of Mourning Mother and laid a wreath under the Mourning Mother Monument. Speaking with journalists after the ceremony, Uzbek leader said it is impossible to barrier Internet and it is wrong to do so. Karimov compared Internet to large shop, where buyers purchase necessary goods for themselves. He said the youth should be trained to choose right products, as well as information over Internet. He added Uzbekistan must provide more own information, including works of Uzbek writers and poets through Internet. President Karimov said people should be provided wide range of information to choose from, adding that young people get information through Internet, not libraries." UzReport.com, May 10, 2005.