Stories about Tajikistan
23 June 2014
The Tajik government's arrest of Alexander Sodiqov for conducting academic research in Tajikistan's troubled GBAO region echoes the arrest of a BBC journalist in the same country three years ago.
19 June 2014
Tajik authorities have allegedly paraded University of Toronto researcher Alexander Sodiqov, who disappeared three days ago, on television in an apparent attempt to discredit him and an opposition politician.
18 June 2014
What does the Tajik government have to fear by arresting scholar and Global Voices author Alexander Sodiqov? Chris Rickleton explains.
Former Global Voices Central Asia Editor Alexander Sodiqov was detained by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan while conducting research for his PhD thesis. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
10 June 2014
The Tajik army experience is one of abductions, humiliations and occasionally lethal violence. But many continue to justify these practices in the name of character building.
5 June 2014
4 June 2014
Rap often gets much more political than other musical genres in Tajikistan. The authorities respond by banning hip-hop and forcing homegrown rappers to become more "patriotic".
2 June 2014
May 30-31 saw flash floods and wild winds come to Central Asia, exposing the region's creaking Soviet-era infrastructure and causing the tragic death of a man in Kyrgyzstan.