Latest stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
12 November 2013
There was an unprecedented amount of social media buzz around the recent presidential polls in Tajikistan. There is little agreement, however, about whether the buzz made any real difference.
7 November 2013
During the months leading to Tajikistan's presidential polls, the idea of a boycott of the elections was popular among social media users. Why has the boycott not happened?
6 November 2013
Today's elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.
31 October 2013
In Tajikistan where most people have not even heard about Halloween, even rare Halloween fun raises eyebrows.
30 October 2013
Authorities in Uzbekistan prefer to deal with allegations of torture, forced sterilization of women, and use of slave labor to harvest cotton primarily through yelling and insulting experts.
24 October 2013
Some presidents in Central Asian countries sing, dance, and play musical instruments. When they fail to impress their populations, however, people sing against them.
22 October 2013
Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.
17 October 2013
A relative of the Tajik president has left the country after causing a fatal accident. Netizens now scorn at police and urge the president to keep his family in check.
16 October 2013
As Tajikistan adopts ethical guidelines for the users of internet services and personal electronic devices, netizens fear that he authorities might use the document to control free expression.
11 October 2013
Saddened by the failure of Tajikistan's female presidential candidate to enter the race, netizens are pessimistic about the country's future. Some say they will boycott the vote and emigrate.