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Steven Hermans

I am a freelance writer focusing on Central Asia, and I provide in-depth information on travel in the region on my blog Caravanistan.

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Latest posts by Steven Hermans

5 October 2012

Kazakhstan Joins the Ban on Anti-Islam Film

Kazakhstan has joined a number of other countries in banning the controversial anti-Islamic film "The Innocence of Muslims." The ban has sparked debates in the country about the effectiveness of...

20 September 2012

Kazakhstan: Western ‘Meddling’ in Controversial Trial Condemned

Three opposition leaders accused of active participation in the 2011 Zhanaozen violence now stand trial in Kazakhstan. While Western NGO's and journalists condemn the trial as unfair, Kazakhstan's bloggers have...

15 June 2012

Kazakhstan: Disbelief Shrouds Confession to Mysterious Deaths on Border

Following a deadly incident on a remote Kazakh border post, young conscript Private Vladislav Chelakh has reportedly confessed to killing 14 fellow border guards and a forest ranger. However, some...

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