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9 November 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Satanized

Shairbek Zhusuev, leader of political party ErK (Erkin Kyrgyzstan – transl. Free Kyrgyzstan), shocked many Kyrgyzstanis stating that the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek city has been satanized for many years,...

26 October 2009

Kyrgyzstan: New Prime Minister Discussed by Internet Users

One of Kyrgyzstan’s wealthiest men, the prominent government official Daniyar Usenov, was appointed the republic’s Prime Minister. President Kurmanbek Bakiev has already signed the appropriate orders. Daniyar Toktogulovich was among...

24 June 2008

Uzbekistan: Fighting internet censorship

Today, Uzbekistan is remaining one of the repressive countries in the region that maintains a tight grip on mass media. Despite it has all the nominal guarantees of the freedom...

29 May 2008

Uzbekistan: Tashkent blogged

It is very interesting to notice that during the recent days the Uzbek blogosphere was mainly discussing Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Today, Tashkent is at a stand of...

12 May 2008

Uzbekistan: Unwanted Changes

After the disintegration of the USSR, the Soviet communist identity and ideology ceased to exist and the new countries confronted the vital problems of defining new identities and ideologies. Most...

1 May 2008

Uzbekistan: EU to play nice with Karimov's regime

The Andijon events of May 2005, when several hundred of demonstrating civilians were reportedly shot dead by the Uzbek government troops, made the whole world tremble. The results did take...

11 April 2008

Uzbekistan: Yusuf Juma, a Martyr Poet

Today, in Uzbekistan, where free voices are being severely silenced, practically no one dares not even to promote, but just to express anti-governmental ideas. But this is not the case...

3 April 2008

Uzbekistan: Blogging fosters freedom of speech

Recently, the U.S. State Department has ranked Uzbekistan among “top ten” of the most authoritarian countries in the world. During almost two decades of his reign, president I. Karimov and...

17 March 2008

Uzbekistan: Foreign Policy Perturbations

The Uzbek regime's violent suppression of the uprising in Andijan in May 2005 was a turning point in the country's foreign policy. The government did not allow EU to investigate...

15 February 2008

Uzbekistan: Abnormal Cold, End of “Nirvana” and Genderwise Realpolitik

The abnormally low temperature that lasted in the region for a record-breaking long time seems to have its effect not only on Uzbek-Tajik relations but on the Uzbek blogosphere too...

28 November 2007

Uzbekistan: Stop Deportation of Asylum Seeker!

“Until this day I believed in freedom of media and its role in civil liberties in this country [Great Britain]. But information I have read today slightly changed my mind”,...

9 November 2007

Uzbekistan: A Great Loss for the Nation

A great loss for the whole nation: such was the reaction of Central Asian – especially Uzbek – blogosphere to the assassination of Alisher Saipov, a prominent journalist from Osh,...

22 September 2007

Uzbekistan: A nation's great loss

On September 7, 2007, a sunny Friday morning, Tashkent and the whole country were struck with sad news. Mark Weil, the legendary artistic director of the famed Ilkhom Theatre was...

10 August 2007

Uzbekistan: Rumours and deception

Information is hard to get by in Uzbekistan. Check out the rumour mill in this week's blogosphere buzz: Will new license plates pave the way for corrupt officials to get...

27 July 2007

Uzbekistan: Domestic violence, a prison for Uzbek Paris Hiltons and “Iran, go home!”

This week on Uzbekstani blogs: The difficult role of women in society and domestic violence stand in stark contrast to the flamboyant life of the president's daughter. Also, a young...

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