Stories about Tajikistan
5 March 2015
A city councillor who struggles in Tajikistan's state language, Tajik, has used the language to hit back at her critics in a rather rude way.
23 February 2015
Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.
22 February 2015
12 February 2015
In a republic often lacking electricity during the freezing months, Emomali Rahmon is 'the sun that turned the cold winter of the nation into a green spring.'
9 February 2015
Seven wives, twenty kids and tens of disciples: Sheikh Temur reportedly claimed to be God's messenger, but his Judgement Day came sooner than he may have expected.
2 February 2015
24 January 2015
Tajikistan's outgoing parliament is good at cheering the president and rubber-stamping his decisions. Don't expect any changes when a new one arrives in March.
People in Tajikistan are questioning human life's worth after a 17-year-old orphan was seemingly beaten to death for stealing just over $70 and some food.
17 January 2015
Shuhrat Qudratov, a Tajik lawyer with a reputation for defending politically endangered clients, has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges many citizens feel are bogus.
31 December 2014
In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...
30 December 2014
In 2014 Global Voices' Central Asia team wrote about Sochi, Afghan elections, Tajikistan behaving strangely, a Kazakh currency devaluation, an Uzbek Princess' fall and a volleyball tournament in Taiwan. What?
5 December 2014
Footage of Central Asian sex workers being threatened and humiliated by their male compatriots has become a worrying online trend. The men accuse their victims of dishonouring their homeland.
21 November 2014
Central Asia has no recorded cases of Ebola yet, but while citizens of one country in the region are avoiding bananas, scientists in another are striving for a vaccine.
14 November 2014
In Tajikistan, President Emomali Rahmon's writ is law. But his decree to stop the practice of oblava - forced military recruitment - seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
31 October 2014
9 October 2014
Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.
7 October 2014
Are the wives of Central Asia's authoritarian presidents the power behind the throne or just highly placed women subject to the same raw deal as many others in the region?
12 September 2014
The wait is over. Alexander Sodiqov and family are back in Toronto after the Tajik government assented to a formal request to allow him to continue his academic work there.
24 August 2014
"Behind the Wheel" is a short film about migration and an extraordinary woman named Nigora, who overcame betrayal and local gender stereotypes to set up shop fixing car tires.
20 August 2014
65 days after his arrest by Tajik authorities, charges against Alexander Sodiqov have yet to be cancelled. Mahina Shodizoda explains why her country needs more people like him, not fewer.