Central Asia

30 November 2017
Bigamous Kyrgyz Cleric Is Unrepentant Premium

The popular ex-mufti insists that polygamy is tradition, sparking a debate on the role of Islam in the officially secular state.

 
28 November 2017
Uzbek Leader Plays Up Regional Cooperation Premium

Foreign minister denies speculation linking country to Russia-led trade and security organizations.

 
23 November 2017
Coke Eyes Turkmenistan Exit Premium

Turkmenistan’s Coca-Cola bottler has ceased production, becoming another victim of the country’s worsening economy.

 
20 November 2017
Changed Status of Central Asian Big Cat Might Have Been Premature Premium

Although no longer endangered, snow leopards remain on the list of threatened species.

 
15 November 2017
Internet Freedom Declines for Seventh Consecutive Year Premium

Freedom House’s latest report finds that disinformation tactics and governmental manipulation are among the main factors responsible for this trend. 

 
15 November 2017
Tajikistani Opposition Figure Attacked by Mob
One of the few opposition figures still remaining in Tajikistan was assaulted last week in an incident he is describing as politically motivated. From EurasiaNet.org.
 

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The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

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