10 June 2016
Punk’s Not (Yet) Dead in Dushanbe Premium
Under the combined blows of economic decline and official disapproval, alternative lifestyles are withering in the Tajik capital.
25 May 2016
Tajik Referendum Removes Term Limits on President, Bans Religious Parties Premium
‘Leader of the Nation’ Emomali Rahmon already enjoys legal untouchability for himself and his family.
12 May 2016
Servants of the State Premium

Veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War in Tajikistan cast themselves as loyal partners of the Rahmon regime. More than political opportunism, this approach resonates with rhetoric inherited from the Soviet era. 

By Markus Göransson
6 May 2016
"Total Control" of Islam Premium

The Tajik authorities are in the midst of an all-out campaign to regulate all aspects of Muslim activity, say human rights defenders. From Forum 18.

By Mushfig Bayram
22 March 2016
Tajikistan President’s New Initiative: Wrestling, Riding, and Horticultural Holidays Premium

President Emomali Rahmon suggests holding the holidays on consecutive days in the latest of a series of eccentric proposals.

16 March 2016
Son of Prominent Tajik Lawyer Charged Premium

Case follows a pattern set by previous trials of opposition figures and their legal advisers.


11 March 2016
‘Grave Concern’ Over Tajikistan’s Free Speech Crackdown Premium

UN expert says Dushanbe is limiting access to media and communication networks and harassing journalists, lawyers, activists.

8 March 2016
Questions Surround Firefight on Tajik Border Premium

Were ‘Taliban’ fighters crossing the Afghan border terrorists, drug smugglers, or both?

2 March 2016
Tajikistan Prays for Rain Premium

People urged to stock up on food in case of drought; cabinet ordered to secure food supplies.

22 February 2016
Tajikistan Silencing, ‘Disappearing’ Opposition Abroad Premium

Human rights groups say Tajik authorities are targeting émigrés above all in Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Turkey.




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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