Central Asia

6 December 2016
Turkmen Journalist Arrested for Tobacco Possession

Critics believe arrests and threats against reporters are part of a larger, ongoing campaign to silence voices of dissent. 

5 December 2016
No Surprises in Uzbekistan Election

Acting president will become the real thing after obliterating the competition in a poll that fell short of international standards, observers say.

2 December 2016
Central Asian Feast Food, Nowruz Holiday Win UNESCO Honors

UN cultural agency adds 16 cultural practices to its Intangible Heritage List.

1 December 2016
More of the Same

Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent. From The Conversation. 

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
29 November 2016
Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Sent to Prison For Five Years

The predictable conviction of the two activists highlights Astana’s disregard for rights to peaceful assembly.  




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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