Tajikistan

2 February 2017
After Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Bans Unregistered Mobiles Premium

In the name of security, mobile phone and internet users face mounting restrictions and higher costs.

 
24 January 2017
Poverty, Poor Infrastructure Take Toll on Tajik Forests

The country may have lost two-thirds of its mountain forests in the quarter-century since independence.

 
16 January 2017
Tajikistan: President’s Son Named Dushanbe Mayor
The 29-year old son of Tajikistan’s president continued his speedy ascendancy through high office with his appointment as mayor of the capital city. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Kamila Ibragimova
 
2 December 2016
Central Asian Feast Food, Nowruz Holiday Win UNESCO Honors Premium

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

 
1 November 2016
Mega-Dam Breaks Ground in Tajikistan Premium

First envisioned during the Soviet era, the Rogun dam faces bitter opposition from downstream neighbor Uzbekistan.

 
29 September 2016
Loved Ones of Silent Protesters at OSCE Meeting Targeted in Tajikistan Premium
Mobs, led by Russian-style youth group Avangard, have attacked relatives of IRPT and Group 24 movement members.
 
21 September 2016
Lawyers for Banned Tajik Party Face Long Prison Terms Amid Crackdown Premium

The sentencing of IRPT lawyers, after a closed trial, comes days before UN Human Rights Council’s review of Tajikistan's human rights record. 

 
10 August 2016
Nearly 200 Suspected Islamist Radicals Jailed in Separate Tajik Trials Premium
Two cases underscore the government’s hard line approach to dealing with those it believes subscribe to foreign versions of Islam.
 
4 August 2016
Tajikistan Cracks Down on ‘Incomprehensible’ Words Premium

In the latest move in a series of regulations on language and customs, Tajik authorities order journalists to use simpler language.

 
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.
 

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