21 October 2016
Kazakhstan School Hijab Ban Upheld

Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.

20 October 2016
Fate of Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Likely ‘Sealed’

Observers feel a guilty verdict is inevitable, as critics accuse government of launching a smear campaign against activists through friendly media. 

14 October 2016
Land Rights Activists on Trial in Kazakhstan

Human rights watchdogs are asking for their release, arguing that their protests did not breach any law. 

4 October 2016
Activists Condemn Sentencing of Top Independent Kazakh Journalists Premium

The imprisonment of Seytkazy and Aset Matayev could spell the end of an institution that had served as a haven for independent reporters and activists.

22 September 2016
New Cities for a New Road Premium

Spanking new towns and ports are popping up along the route of China’s New Silk Road from Asia to the Caucasus and Europe.

19 September 2016
Proxy War for the Soul of Kazakhstan
Once a high roller on the political scene, now a wanted man, a former Almaty mayor makes his case for heroic status alongside the country’s founding father.
By Robert A. Saunders
13 September 2016
Why Did the Kazakh Leader Reshuffle His Cabinet?
Economic weakness and succession concerns might have influenced Nazarbaev’s decision to demote long-serving premier.
2 September 2016
Serbia’s Flirt With the EEU Premium

The recent visit of the Kazakh president marks Belgrade’s ambitions for closer economic ties with the Eurasian Economic Union.

29 August 2016
25 Years Later, Kazakhstan Grapples With Effects of Nuclear Tests Premium

Local residents near the notorious Semipalatinsk testing ground say radiation has left a deadly toll of disease.

24 August 2016
Skyrocketing Female Suicide Attempts in Kazakhstan Premium

Recent surge in suicide rates among young women in southern province brings uncomfortable issues to the forefront of public debate.




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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