> But even though his optimism has waned he says he'll continue to write about such issues.
That's meant a handful of bloggers like Davronbek Tojialiyev have been able to break previous taboos, criticizing government policies and officials.>>
This time the state pushed back, several bloggers were arrested. One told Reuters a court sentenced him to 15 days of administrative arrest on charges of disobeying police orders, which he denies. And other bloggers said such sentences are in themselves a sign of improvement, saying under Karimov, the jail term would have been 15 to 20 years.
But Tojialiyev says the arrests may have set the Uzbek blogosphere back again.>>
While the country tries to improve it's image abroad and attract badly needed foreign investment.